In Kobe, Japan, a fierce leadership struggle breaks out after the head of the world’s largest criminal organization is killed by a mysterious assassin. Meanwhile, in Tokyo, moves are afoot to replace the government with a fanatical right-wing regime which hopes to re-militarize the nation and take its revenge against China; and the prime minister is the mysterious assassin’s next target . . .
Mark Cole – US covert ops legend and head of the top secret counter-terrorist unit known as Force One – is on vacation in Japan. Only for Cole, this means unofficially tracking down Aoki Michiko, his missing seventeen year old daughter; a daughter he has only just found out he has.
His search takes him from the hostess bars and nightclubs of Tokyo’s red light districts, to the wild mountains of the Japanese interior. In a frantic and violent race against time, Cole is forced to confront Yakuza thugs, corrupt police officers, and the deadly assassin himself; and in his struggle to save his daughter, he is thrust into what might become the largest Yakuza gang war ever seen – a war which will have repercussions not only for Japan, but for the rest of the world as well.