In the wilds of Kenya, Western tourists are being ritualistically slaughtered, their bodies ravaged by deadly claws. On the surface it appears to be the bloody handiwork of the dreaded Leopard Cult, fanatic worshippers of the Cat Goddess. But the brutal professionalism and political motivation behind the murders suggest another enemy.
Phoenix Force plunges leaderless into this mission when their unit commander is hospitalized. Yakov Katzenelenbogen is powerless to help his men--and they're unaware they've abandoned him to the savage mercy of those who want him dead.