Friendship is a cherished and highly coveted quality, yet it is rarely ever properly expressed or truly put to the test. In Hands of Honor, the interlinking friendships of three men are put to the test when the friends-Marcos Bakoos, Major Johnson and Ben Irons-take off for a fun-filled and much-deserved New Year's vacation to Marcos's hometown of Beirut, Lebanon. Before the festivities begin, suspected Islamic terrorists hijack their flight. Marcos, a lieutenant in the Lebanese Army and the son of Lebanon's president, is kidnapped and held for ransom. Major and Ben must use their skills acquired in Army Ranger training to free Marco. They reach out to a mysterious acquaintance from their past to pull off a daring rescue attempt. Breaking with protocol and violating direct orders from their superiors, Major and Ben risk their lives for that of their friend, understanding that true friendship supersedes rules and regulations. During their mission, they realize their actions are tangled in a dangerous web with ancient ties. They discover the incident surrounding their actions is but one part of a grander plan-the outcome over which they have no control.