Belenko has escaped and must be found before he probably murders Auggie, who guessed right he's next in the list of killing-targeted members of his CIA-employed USArmy veterans team. The CIA works out he's not a native Georgian but from Chenchenya. While torturing Auggie, and as he doesn't break his kidnapped ex Natasha Petrovna, Aleksandre Belenko admits being the brother of an insurgent who was killed during a prisoner exchange. Een Ryan's money couldn't get his Grozny contact Omar Zakayev to meet him and Anie at the Russian border, scared of Belenko's Kremlin buddies, but cruel persuasion makes him indicate the site where Auggie may be held and tortured. Arthur succeeds, unlike Joan, to convince commander Richard Wheeler to send in a military extraction team by helicopter, a one-shot, without definite confirmation. As their approach is spotted, Belenko resorts to explosives.