What if, in 2009, instead of G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra, another movie was made? Same concept: Joes vs. Destro & Baroness, International Joes, but based on Snake-Eyes: Declassified, much more character development, more realistic, without silly iron man like suits, goofy Ripcord and specially a brainwashed former Duke fiancee Baroness? This is the novelization of that movie. When a nuclear weapon trade between a terrorist and a criminal weapons dealer in Afghanistan, post 9/11, goes terribly wrong, a series of events is set in motion that results in a dark path for a soldier with a mysterious identity and a global threat that only the reinstatement of the G.I. Joe Special Forces team can prevent. ------------------- Based on the Snake-Eyes: Declassified and other G.I. Joe comic books, especially the ones by Devil's Due Publishing. Design of characters and vehicles based on various G.I. Joe Toys design, including classic Real American Hero of the 80's and Sigma Six from 2000's. Copyright by Hasbro. ---------------- Disclaimer: I've been writing this fan fiction since 2008. There are similarities with G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra that are intentional, since I've started the story with the same concept. Other similarities with RoC and Retaliation are purely coincidental.