CIA Agent Mike Shocklee is handpicked by his superior, Scott Sandowski, the director of clandestine operations, to lead a team into Africa on a mission to execute the leader of the al-Shabaab terrorist group. Shocklee goes undercover as a lieutenant in the Kenyan military to take out Mukhtar Abu Zubaya. Zubaya has plans to use chemical weapons against the West.Mike chooses Agent Rick Walker to assist him with the technical aspects of the mission. Although Walker is reluctant to accompany Shocklee, because both men had only recently recovered from serious injuries acquired during their last mission, he eventually agrees to tag along. They travel to Nairobi, Kenya the launching point for the Somali operation.After Shocklee is embedded with the Kenyan military, he heads an invasion of one of Zubaya’s compounds. Two of Zubaya’s men are captured and taken to the temporary base that Walker is in charge of. The first prisoner, Abidi Malik Zakur, a devoted follower of the al-Shabaab, dies in custody. The second prisoner, Ibrahim Hallam, a reluctant member of the group, cooperates during Walker’s interrogations and agrees to help the Americans find Zubaya on the condition that the CIA rescue his wife and daughters from a compound where Zubaya is holding them. The American military frees Ibrahim’s family, and the detainee agrees to go back into the fold of al-Shabaab as a spy after learning that Zubaya plans to marry his oldest daughter, Naomi.While Ibrahim monitors the movement of men in and out of the compound belonging to Abu Abdallah, a senior al-Shabaab leader, Mohamoud, Zubaya’s right-hand man, conspires with the Eritrean ambassador to purchase chemical weapons from Iran.When Sandowski’s boss gives the military an unexpected command to take out Zubaya, Shocklee’s mission comes to a violent and deadly end.