Rourke and his family barely survive an attack by a squad of Elite KGB on a suicide mission to avenge the death of the Hero Marshall Karamatsov. Afterward it is decided to try and establish relations with the second Chinese city and Michael Rourke heads the delegation. Michael doesn’t have much luck with the xenophobic city ruled by the leader Mao and the true ruler his mistress who heads the Maoist cult. Now Rourke must go and save his son.
Meanwhile Colonel Antonovich takes command of Karamatsov’s army. He is not the egomaniac that Karamatsov was and makes peace with the Soviet Underground city. Now with the combined forces of Karamatsov’s army and the Underground City the Soviets are in a position to launch an all out assault on the Chinese cities, Iceland and the Eden base. It is during this assault that Rourke manages to rescue his son but now is trapped deep in enemy territory with Soviet troops and remnants of the Second Chinese city forces are all around them.
The story now takes an interesting turn. Antonovich is a much more rational man which makes him much more dangerous than Karamatsov. The reunited Soviets are going to make a very formidable opponent. The second Chinese city was an interesting place and also no help whatsoever as an ally. So now Rourke and his friends are trapped in enemy territory. A big development is Natalia has a complete mental breakdown. A challenge that Rourke must face in the next book.