Staff Sergeant Gracie Medicine Crow, United Federations Marine Corps sniper, is pulled off of the front lines to provide security for a meeting between the Marine leadership and the local population. Along with her new spotter, Lance Corporal Christopher Irving, this should be a routine mission. “Should be” are the operative words. Modern warfare, however, rarely discerns between combat and supposedly secure areas. When insurgents attack to disrupt the meeting, it is up to Gracie and her spotter to somehow hold off the assault until reinforcements can arrive.