British sergeant Michael Stonebridge recruits help from Ex-Delta Force operative Damien Scott when Section 20 agent John Porter is kidnapped by a Pakistani terrorist. The two then uncover clues to a possible terrorist attack at a New Delhi hotel and race to foil it.
Scott and Stonebridge discover that the terrorists in the hotel are searching for Mahmood. Grant learns that Latif's real goal is to capture a Pakistani chemical scientist who worked with the weapons inspection team in Iraq in 2003.
At a remote facility outside Cape Town, Connolly closes in on his WMD prize, while Stonebridge and Scott are faced with dilemmas that could have far-reaching implications on their organization - and on the thread that connects them to Latif.
With Scott in a Sudan hospital with a bullet wound, Stonebridge heads out with Crawford and Jacoub on the trail of Clare, who's been dragged by Tahir to a Janjaweed camp. The trio execute an improbable rescue, but the Janjaweed are in hot pursuit.
Scott and Stonebridge are held captive with the four EU hostages in the wilderness of Kosovo. Hasani plans to sell Dana as a sex slave, and Allen, the double agent who has been providing information to Latif.
The boys are called away after MI5 team traced Latif to Chechen rebels country hideout, which turns out to be an abandoned vast Soviet area tunnel complex. They go in with support from Georgian commandos, which are eliminated by explosives. Latif escapes with some cahoots, who were screened for surgery. Some turn up in Budapest, where a world security summit is held, carrying the neuro-toxin and sophisticated bomb found in the tunnels. Damien also found indications of foul play since his Iraq set-up army booting.
Latif is finally in Section 20's clutches. The team frantically tries to discover the bombers' target and for that they need Latif to talk. Scott and Stonebridge go after the bombers. Latif's henchmen attack Section 20 command.