Eight years after fleeing the Congo following his assassination of that u . S .'s minister of mining, former assassin Jim Terrier is lower back, stricken by PTSD and digging wells to make amends for his violent beyond. After an strive is made on his existence, Terrier flies to London to discover who desires him lifeless -- and why. Terrier's search leads him to a reunion with Annie, a woman he once cherished, who is now married to an oily businessman with dealings in Africa.