Africa becomes the battleground in 21st Century war. As fibreoptic cable is laid down around the continent, two entities fight to control it.
One is UpLink Communications, headed by Roger Gordian. The pan-African fibreoptic ring is his most ambitious - and expensive - endeavour to date. His nemesis, Harlan DeVane, is penetrating the network. Trading in black-market commodities with terrorists and rogue states, the cable offers him unlimited access to a most valuable product: information.
To ensure his success, DeVane makes his move halfway around the world. He hits Gordian where it hurts - and kidnaps his daughter. Now Gordian must trust his UpLink team as never before, as they fight on land and sea to turn the tables against DeVane . . . once and for all.