Bridgette, the former head of the environmental group Earth Now, is in Bosnia at the height of the Bosnian civil war investigating into the lost relief shipments of Firstline, a charity heavily supported by Alexander. At the time of her disappearance, Bridgette was caught in the crossfire of the warring factions as she tried to get the supplies moving from their city depo. Alexander receives a telegram from Bridgette informing him to expect a phone call from her within 48 hours, otherwise he should assume she had gone missing. The phone call never materialised and the press has began questioning the credibility of Firstline as a charity. Against this backdrop, Alexander sends Peter and Stone to Bosnia to find Bridgette and solve Firstline's supply problems, while Gabrielle flies to New York to disfuse the public relations crisis at Firstline main office.