Ollie steps off of the boat he took to get closer to his destination, retrieves the lost pod from the crashed satellite, and has a conversation with Eddie Fyers. Fyers describes himself as a freelance mercenary, and is working for the Chinese to find the same pod that Green Arrow is after. Fyers sets off ahead of Arrow, and Ollie follows.
While tracking Eddie Fyers, Green Arrow accidentally triggers a trap that Fyers had set, sending a dart into his thigh. It causes a nearly incapacitating wound, making Ollie resort to a near crawl to get to a small cabin nearby to seek aid. He receives aid from a young Native American woman named Kira. After taking a few moments to recover, Ollie is about to set back off when he discovers that a device given to him by Mr. Joshua in the previous issue is going off, which means he is nearby the radioactive device.
He finds that Kira had discovered it earlier, and it is on one of her shelfs. He is shocked that she has it, and explains to her the nature of the object and how dangerous it could be. Just as he does so, a shot fires into the cabin, narrowly missing Kira. Ollie asks her if she has anything explosive, then concocts a plan for Kira to throw a quickly-made bomb into a nearby pile of wood, theorizing that the blast would cause enough of a disturbance in the snipers night vision for the two to escape.
Fyers manages to track them down still. As he is talking, he suddenly turns and shoots another man in the shadows. They share an employer, but Fyers is angered by the disrespect he is shown by being given backup he doesn't need. He instructs Green Arrow to handcuff Kira to a tree so they can settle the matter man-to-man. A fist fight ensues, that only ends when yet another man enlisted as backup puts Fyers at gun point. The man calls the people he is working for to come retrieve the pod, but just as he throws it off a cliff for them to retrieve from the water, Ollie presses a remote button on the explosive and detonates it, destroying the object.
Fyers remarks that Green Arrow has actually found himself a cause, and says they will meet another time and departs. Ollie returns with Kira to her cabin, only to reveal that he still has the small capsule containing the dangerous biochemical. Kira pleads with him not to destroy it, as the technology has the potential of getting rid of major world diseases. Ollie counters with the fact that it has the possible to eradicating entire races, and decides it is unsafe. He destroys the capsule, and the story ends.
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