Background and primary objective At the dawn of the 21st century, the number of fugitives wanted soared to record levels. Security agencies were overwhelmed with unresolved cases. Fugitives became more unpredictable, and the Top Ten Most Wanted were increasingly linked to terrorism. This emergence of worldwide terror networks caused unprecedented casualties abroad and at home. To deal with this crisis, the Criminal Interdiction and Fugitive Recovery (CIFR) task force was created. Its primary objective is to hunt down the world's fugitives and bring them in alive. Hand-picked by the military to lead CIFR's Alpha Team, Lieutenant Jake Seaver, a veteran of counterterrorism and urban warfare.