A young CIA targeter, Lena Asayran, connects a 2007 attack on US forces in Iraq to the CIA's greatest adversary, Imad Mughniyeh. Lena manipulates a defector from Iran into revealing the murky origins of Imad's rise at 19 years old. In 1983, CIA officer Robert Ames believes he can force Israel to withdraw and implement a regional peace plan. But young Imad senses an opportunity and plans the first suicide bombing in the Middle East. Ames' optimistic vision clashes with Imad's determination to remake the Middle East.