On trying to leave their safe place Ellis, Barker, Conrad and Kirby are attacked by a sniper and Kirby dies. Barker & Ellis escape and go about trying to find out who the final name on the Red Gauntlet list is - a man named only as Viper. They find out that the little girl that Barker thought had died in Macedonia had actually survived and was living in Chicago. They find her and use her as bait to bring out Viper through the help of Assistant Director Paulson. Conrad and Paulson ask Barker to come in and clear his name but Barker is suspicious and sets a meet with Paulson - only to find that she has double crossed him. Barker leaves and tells Ellis he has to have some time on his own but he will contact him again when he is ready.