CIA officer Mara Duncan faces her most grueling assignment yet: get scientist Josh MacArthur and a seven-year-old witness to Chinese atrocities in Vietnam out of the country safely. With a relentless Chinese monk turned commando and the entire Chinese secret service in Vietnam at their back, it's not going to be easy. Not to mention the trigger-happy SEALs who put Mara and company on China and Vietnam's wanted list.
Meanwhile, U.S. Army Advisor Zeus Murphy is working to prevent the Chinese from landing on Vietnam's coast. He concocts a daring mission into the heart of the Chinese fleet, an operation that will go down in the annals of history either as one of the most daring triumphs of all time or one of the most foolish suicide raids ever attempted. Or maybe both.