Former U.S. Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance Scout Sniper Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger), who was discharged Sniper (1993 film), is met by CIA officer James Eckles (Dan Butler) and Colonel David McKenna (Linden Ashby) at his home. Despite losing his index finger he uses to shoot, Beckett still has the capability of firing a gun (as he uses his middle finger for the job). Considering this, along with his impressive career from his time in the Marine Corps, Beckett is given a mission to assassinate renegade Serbian General Mile Valstoria (Peter Linka), who is responsible for conducting Hit-and-run tactics ethnic cleansing operations in the Muslim-populated areas of Serbia and Montenegro. The CIA fears that Valstoria's actions are threatening to inflame a larger conflict in the region. Beckett agrees to participate, but requests that an additional man, a Sniper team, must come with him. Beckett is introduced to his spotter, Jake Cole (Bokeem Woodbine), an experienced United States Army sniper who is on death row for killing a federal officer who allegedly betrayed Cole's unit and had them killed during a mission. Cole is released and offered to be pardoned if he takes part in the mission.