The attack didn't originate from the sea, or air, or land. It struck without warning, silently, quickly, decisively. The premeditated onslaught against the aircraft carrier, USS John Preston, left young sailors dead, dying, or rendered incapacitated, with little hope of full recovery. The weapon of choice was unique, and used with devastating consequences. A drug called "yaba." No one had claimed responsibility. The U.S. government and Navy were baffled. CIA and NSA combed through masses of past intercepted transmissions, searching for anything that would lead them to those responsible.
Aboard the Preston, Admiral John Torrinson, former NIS Chief, headed up his own on board investigation. Everyone agreed that the search for answers would go well beyond the carrier itself. Burma, Thailand, Laos -- three countries within the Golden Triangle -- were known to make yaba, a potent energy pill that had now become a killer.
Grant Stevens and Team Alpha Tango -- all former Navy SEALs -- are about to move forward with the training facility when they receive a call from State. All plans are put on hold. Admiral Torrinson has specifically requested the Team for the mission.
Who was involved? Where would the op lead the Team? Both were open-ended questions. And as with any mission, well designed plans could go south in a heartbeat. For Alpha Tango, this op would substantiate that as fact.