V nedostopnem zakotju iraške puščave je ostrostrelec prikoval ob tla dva ranjena ameriška vojaka. Slišimo strele in udarce krogel ter zastrašujoč radijski glas napadalca. Med obema stranema je le na pol porušen zid. V tem do neznosnosti napetem psihološkem trilerju smo sredi spopada, ki ga zaznamujejo volja, bojne veščine in smrtonosna izpostavljenost najbolj dovršeni natančnosti.
During the Iraq War, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Shane Matthews is a sniper who is sent to investigate a pipeline construction site in the desert of the country, with his spotter, Sergeant Allen Isaac. The pair patiently wait 22 hours on over-watch before determining that the site is clear. Matthews proceeds to investigate the site, but is shot by an Iraqi sniper. Isaac tries to rescue the dying Matthews, but he is also wounded in the right knee and has his radio damaged and his water bottle destroyed in the process..