During a top secret electronic intelligence-gathering mission, an American F-22 stealth fighter is shot down by an unknown enemy.
Basran, the target nation, isn't supposed to have weapon systems able to detect - not to mention hit - the pride and joy of the USAF.
So, who did? And how? Buck and his team are soon tasked with a delicate, top-secret job: complete the downed plane's original reconnaissance mission, and find out what happened to it - all that while flying Russian planes!