The mysterious organization known as Machination has struck! On the outskirts of Missouri, Sunstreaker and his human passanger, have been ruthlessly taken out of the game! As Optimus Prime and the Autobots struggle to muster a response to the tragedy, so the Decepticons, now again completely loyal to Megatron, begin to transform their covert strategies into direct actions as Phase 2 begins.
The shocking events of last issue leave the AUTOBOTS reeling. Their number diminished by one, they struggle to come to terms with the whys and wherefores of the Lebanon interception. Similarly, the two humans still standing want answers... and action! And, as if this wasn't enough to contend with, the true, staggering scope of the DECEPTICON Infiltration gambit is revealed!