McCale Gylfisen is a normal high school kid; getting ready to go to college, dating the girl next door, and fighting with his sisters. Like two of his cousins, Anders Thorsen and Peter Ericksen, he joins the military to pay for school. One of the three, using the assumed name Kristoffer Dragonne, joins a special inter-branch military unit that specializes in taking down terrorist groups. Another cousin of the three boys, Kathe Krieg, is a ruthless drug dealer and a terrorist. An expert at deception and disguise in her own right, she perceives Kristoffer as a threat to her and her family's line of business. She makes it her mission to track down Kristoffer's real identity and take him down. In a series of events that spans several years, three continents, and a family legend, Kristoffer Dragonne uses both his military skills and personal knowledge to fend off an international threat that is as close as his own blood.