Vincent Riekker runs an elite team of mercenaries, often secretly employed by the US Government to execute its dirty work around the globe. A job to capture the heir to Zambia’s dictatorship and kill the Russian arms dealer supplying him goes off smoothly, and the Zambian heir, Francois Baptiste, is easily delivered to US Agents Smith and Hayes.
Karl Kess is the US sanctioned arms dealer that hires Riekker’s team to secure the Russian dealer’s guns so they can be sold to the Zambian rebels, with the covert financial backing of the US. The CIA has also sent along an observation team to monitor the operation. Agent Hayes, doing little to hide her hatred for Riekker, leads the CIA group, who look more like Spec Ops than supervisors and will be following the guns into Zambia in order to help the rebels.
Agent Smith, Kess and Army General Callahan are running a different operation from the base. They plan on using Riekker’s team to test out Kess’s new drone soldiers. But when Riekker realizes something is not right, he partners each of his men with one of the Spec Ops, complicating Smith and Callahan’s operation and putting US soldiers in the line of fire.
Riekker’s team manages to beat down the two drones that are deployed against them. Hayes lases most of her men in the process, with only her and an agent named Barnes surviving. Barnes knows the plan, and after Dax, the youngest member of Riekker’s team, tortures him to death. the team is informed as well, and Agent Hayes quickly shifts her loyalties. Forced to confront several more drones the stakes are even higher than before because now Riekker and team aren’t just test targets, they are knowledgeable liabilities. For a while, the team’s attack strategy works, but as they begin to run out of bullets, they start to find themselves overwhelmed .