Colonel Maximillian heads the US Army’s Biological Response Team. He’s responsible for the identification and destruction of any biological hazards and weapons the Army might encounter. He’s sent to deal with a potential flu virus that’s rapidly killing people in a remote Iraq village. Viruses he understands. Women, not so much. So, when he’s assigned a bodyguard, a woman who’s a trainer for the Special Forces Combatives program, he’s all left feet and thumbs.
Sergeant Alicia Stone has always been the odd woman out and frequently in conflict with male officers who think they know her job better than she does. Max, however needs her more than anyone she’s ever met. He’s a soldier who can’t shoot or defend himself in any way. She takes on the task of keeping him in one piece and teaching him the basics of combat, but it’s tough to train a man who refuses to fight back. That might be a problem, because a madman is gunning for Max with a virus that might just wipe humanity out entirely