Determined to rebuild their shattered empire Russia's increasingly authoritarian leaders are preparing a lightning military strike designed to overrun several Central Asian republics before the West can intervene. To succeed, they must first sow confusion and fear in the ranks of their enemies so they turn to Konstantin Malkovic. One of the world's wealthiest and most powerful men, he has control over an undetectable, unstoppable and incurable bioweapon, the perfect assassin's tool. Created using a microscopic strand of each victim's own DNA, it is the ultimate precision-guided silent killer. Only Lieutenant Colonel Jon Smith and his Covert One operatives can stop this murderous conspiracy and thwart the Kremlin's bid to restore Russia to her former power.