James Sinclair is on the run after the assassination of his brother-in-law, Eshan. The murder has put Mark Brydon in such a position that Downing Street wants his head and is being recalled. However, he refuses to resign and he then receives a phone ... (more)call from Secretary of Defense Lynne Warner telling him she has asked personally for him to stay. With the death of Eshan, The US government only needs to push a little more before the UN agrees to a war. She'll stop at nothing to get her wish. However, Mark Brydon starts to suspect everything has been engineered by the U.S. government to justify an unnecessary war.