Fong Ling is a Chinese agent for the Ministry of State Security. She built a reputation within the intelligence community when she was ordered to hunt down and arrest her brother, a pro-democracy activist. Her brother was later executed by her superiors.
Ling is ordered to infiltrate the hijacked vessel the Spencer Rain in the Atlantic Ocean in order to eliminate Morpheus D. Duvall and obtain the T/G-Virus. Initially apathetic towards the presence of a rival operative, Ling must ultimately utilise Bruce McGivern's combat prowess in order to survive their precarious situation.