CI5 is tracking a plane that contains something worth 10
millions, purchased from the Russian mafia. It is heading
to the bayous of Louisiana, and Sam and Chris are following
it. They think it's drugs, but being of this magnitude -
and international - it falls under CI5 jurisdiction, and
Malone convinces the Americans to let him lead the operation.
Sam and Chris witness the party waiting for the plain.
It looks military. The plane crashes, and the troops go
looking for it, but the agents get a picture of the leader
to Malone. With the aid of General Bramar and Lt. Nichols,
the man is identified as Colonel Slade, who left the army
to start his own armed militia, with men who are loyal to
him to death. Lt. Nichols had a man undercover in the unit,
but he has failed to report. He has been killed.
The plane was carrying weapons grade plutonium, which has
killed the pilot. A local hunter finds the crash site, and
goes off to die in Fuller's fish camp, from where Slade
and his troops find him. They see that Noah is dying of
the radiation poisoning, and realise he must have found
the plane. They are told Noah never told about his hunting
grounds to anyone, except maybe his niece. Slade decides
all the people at the fish camp must die, because they can
have no witnesses. Claiming that Noah died of "Brankish
fever" Slade gets everyone in the camp to take an injection
to protect them. It kills them. Amy Brennan, Noah's niece
- also a local sheriff - arrives conveniently to lead Slade
to her uncle's hunting ground.
After a while, she gets suspicious of the colonel and runs
away. As Slade and the others have located the plane, they
decide not to spend time chasing her. She joins forces with
Sam and Chris, after trying to arrest them. Their
car had been destroyed in a fire fight in the fish camp,
when Slade - sure that they were followed - sent a couple
of guys to cover their tracks. So they took Amy's police
car. Back at the camp they had also seen Noah, who had died
of radiation poisoning, which told them what was in the
Slade and his troops find the plane, and collect the plutonium.
Sam, Chris, and Amy ambush them on the way back, and get
everyone but Slade, who escapes in the truck that has the
plutonium. Backup shoots the car from a watchtower.
Bramar and Malone appear, and Slade surrenders to the commanding
officer - which is still Malone. He is obviously dying of
radiation. He explains his reasons to Malone, telling he
needed the plutonium to save the country from itself, from
the pornographers, violence, and "those tyrants in Washington
taking away our privacy, taking away our rights". He also
asks for a favour. "Soldier's last request", and Malone
leaves him a gun he uses to shoot himself.