Fred Dryer (TV's "Hunter") is Sgt. Jack Burns, a tough-as-nails Marine sent to the Middle Eastern country of Jamal (Lebanon by another name). A man of action, Burns is commissioned by his old pal Col. Halloran (Brian Keith) to run security at the US embassy. His real job is as an ally
and observer for the local military forces, who are constantly besieged by terrorists. After Halloran is kidnaped by a small band of terrorists, Burns fears for his buddy's life and wants to go after him, but the US ambassador (Paul Winfield) insists on "playing this by the book." Ignoring orders,
Burns teams with a photographer, Elli (Joanna Pacula), who is in contact with the terror...