Henry (HT) Thompson is a soldier eager to make his way into Special Operations, the best place, he feels, for a man with his skills to make a difference. When a covert military force known as Jaspers recruits him from the Navy SEALs, HT knows he's found his chance. He believes he is being trained to assassinate foreign enemies who pose a threat to this country. It's only when he receives his orders that he realizes what his true mission is - to kill the President of the United States.
Back in Vietnam, former POW Jacob Slaughter is escorted to a rotting building where he is outraged to find his former cellmate and friend, Captain Charles Wooten, still being held. Wooten's condition is pathetic but he's alive. How much longer is up to Slaughter. Slaughter returns to Washington and fights for the trade concessions Vietnam has demanded before they'll give Wooten and 22 other American soldiers their freedom.
Peter Jamison is an aerospace engineer who wanted nothing more than to save his contract for a tactical weapons system. But together with his girlfriend, attorney Melissa Corley, he uncovered a crime of corruption, power and violence, a crime that has drawn him into a deadly game he cannot win. And now the stakes are going up. The FBI and the White House are determined to silence him, someone has captured Melissa, and Peter knows the time has come to fight back. Any way he can.