At the demand of his father, Steve Johnson, an eleven-year-old Air Force brat, is trained in the martial arts by a vicious underground Japanese gang. At fourteen, he gets involved in a terrible martial arts fight with a veteran SAS commando and kills him. Witnessed by the CIA, he's coerced into their assassin program, and his life is changed forever. Years later, he serves his country as a navy pilot during the Vietnam War, and the deeds of his secret life come back to haunt him. Can Steve outrun the events in his past to ensure he has a future?