Lieutenant Colonel Laura "Fox" Den is the first woman to command an F-22 Raptor squadron. Widowed five years before in a terrorist attack, she is left with two kids and a heavy psychological burden. That burden explodes when an American hacker, an avid video gamer, targets her children's video games, and causes a Raptor in her squadron to crash. This action precipitates a surprise war on the Korean Peninsula. Kim Jong-il, the Dear Leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, tries to use the outbreak of war for his latest perverted agenda. Den is about to lead her Raptor squadron to war in the Pacific Rim when another cyber attack comes from a totally unexpected source that changes her orders and her life. Faced with entertaining war, Lieutenant Colonel Den has to prioritize her responses as a mother, a woman, a war-fighter and a commander. Assisted by her mentor and close friend, Colonel John "Wart" Hogge, she becomes immersed with other secretive players trying to stop the conflict before it destroys the peace in Asia, revives what has been called "The Forgotten War," and kills millions of refugees caught between two armies.