Lane Palmer is an American assassin known as "The Hawk." A cuestick laser gun that was used to kill four militia rebels caught the attention of Counter Force and leads Lane Palmer into a search that involves conspiracy and murder. In addition to that, someone in the military is secretly trying to get the United States into a war with China. Lane must find the man who killed the rogue rebels and take possession of the laser gun. The mysterious man's name is Rand, and some believe he is an alien from another world.