Tommy Williams is the son of Mr. Rodney Williams, the 187th African American to be appointed as a United States ambassador to a foreign country also retired Annapolis Naval Academy Grad Commander /JAG Lawyer. In the summer of 1975 Tommy has just finished graduating from Annapolis and is ready to follow in his dad's footsteps. Graduating number 2 in his class at the academy Tommy is primed and set to enter an Ivy League law school and emerge a JAG just like his father. One fateful day while meeting with his father at a downtown café in Tokyo Japan where his father serves as Ambassador Tommy witnesses his father's execution by one of the most lethal assassins in the world. One minute his father is laughing at him for coughing and gagging while trying to swallow the cup of Saki he was toasting with his dad, and the next thing he sees is his dad's corps falling back in his chair with a round bullet hole in his forehead. That single moment changes Tommy Williams life forever. Now bent on revenge he seeks opportunity that will pit him against his dad's killer. Though he has considerable expertise with revolver pistols from competition in high school and has solid military training while attending the academy it is soon made clear to him that he is in no way ready to confront the assassin whom he later learns is code named, the Chameleon. This path leads him to joining the Navy's newly formed special forces branch called the SEALs. Three years later he emerges a highly trained and formidable special forces officer. He never dreamed that his very first assignment would pit him and his team against non-other than the Chameleon himself.
Makenna Aalee is the great granddaughter of Tumaini Aalee. Tumaini was the famous Kenyon hero who a century earlier stood up to the slavers from east Asia who raided his country and stole young girls to serve in sheiks harems. He with his brave warriors would pursue these vile men across the Red Sea into Saudi Arabia where under cover of night attack the caravans and liberate his people from being enslaved. The people of Kenya came to call him The Legend, the slavers knew him as, The Devil who comes in the Night. Tumaini and his brave warriors have faded away. Bu today though using different methods, the easterners still come in and steal young people from Kenya and bring them to their own lands for their cursed service and restock their leaders' harems. The government calls it human trafficking. Makenna recognizes it for what it has always been, slave trading. She decides to take up her ancestors cause and build a movement that will once again stand up to this vile practice.
Makenna and Tommy though living in different parts of the world in lives that have nothing in common will have paths that dramatically collide because of the assassin known as the Chameleon. Both must now learn to make Tumaini Aalee's legend live again if they are to beat him and save those that they love.