In a world where there are no obvious "bad guys", where governments engage in secret wars and illegal activities that threaten the security of every individual and nation on the planet, a group of highly trained covert military operatives have just joined forces to become Soldier of Fortune, Inc., an elite crime-fighting unit. Led by retired Colonel Matt Shepherd, Soldier of Fortune, Inc. goes where our government cannot and will not venture, to protect national and international interests and to maintain the balance of power. Even in the new world order, people are still up to the same old tricks. Matt Shephard is an Army Ranger, who is more concerned with saving lives than he is with rules, which is why he was discharged from the Army. After returning to his hometown in California, he is approached by a former commanding officer, Xavier Trout, who wants him to form a special unit to undertake missions that are "unofficial". He recruits Benny Ray Riddle, a former Marine Sniper, Chance Walker, a pilot, C.J. Yates, a former British operative, whose specialty is explosives, and Margo Vincent, a former C.I.A. operative. During the second C.J. and Chance were gone and Deke Reynolds and Nick Delvecchio joined the team.