Brandon Beckett is a United States Marine who is assigned to the United Nations for operations in the Congo. He is ordered to extract a European farmer and take him to a safe zone when things go terribly wrong. The exercise is compromised by an unseen sniper who ambushes and murders the entire team, leaving Beckett for dead. Beckett knows that he is capable of handling most obstacles that come his way in the field; however, understanding how a sniper thinks and reacts is a little out of his league. After returning to the scene of the ambush, Beckett discovers that the farmer he tried to extract had his daughter on the property, and he would now have to take her to safety.
After barely making it back to the UN base camp, Beckett develops an interest to go after the sniper who took out his entire team. Richard Miller (Billy Zane) is a sniper trainer who worked with Thomas Beckett (Brandon's father), and when he heard about the incident involving his friend's son, he dropped everything and headed to his side. Brandon is not impressed with Miller and what he does; in fact he suggests that he handles face-to-face confrontations much better. Miller convinces Beckett that in order to track a sniper, he needs to be able to think like one, and Miller is willing to train him.
There is a lot of gun play in this action movie as Beckett goes AWOL in search of the sniper who took out his entire team. Being that this movie is filmed entirely in South Africa, the scenery is impressive and raw. Beckett has a quick romance with a lieutenant at the base after hitting on her and pumping her for information about concerns he had related to the ambush. Claudio Fäh directs this continuation of the Sniper franchise with writing by John Fasano and Ross Helford. Supporting roles are played by Conrad Kemp (Dustin Nelson), Richard Sammel (Col. Hans Jaeger) and Annabel Wright as Lieutenant Ellen Abramowitz.