The year is 1968. Place, Vietnam. Our main character Lincoln Clay believes “family isn’t who you’re born with, it’s who you die for.” He is a renowned war hero who returns home to New Bordeaux. Lincoln was an orphan, adopted by the leader of New Bordeaux's black mob. The story starts unfolding as he realizes that his family is cheated and betrayed by Italian Mafia. This is when he swears to take revenge, and nothing stays the same after that.