Years after the events of the original game, Lynch has found himself a new home in Shanghai. Lynch is part of a small crime syndicate made up of ex-patriots from various countries and the group has been making money by doing an assortment of small jobs. The time has finally come for Lynch's crew to make some real money with a big job that's fallen into their laps, but Lynch wants to make sure all their bases are covered first before taking the job on. So he calls his old buddy, Kane, for help.
For whatever reason, Lynch is able to convince Kane to come to Shanghai without telling him any real details about the plan. You would think Kane seems to have gone crazy himself now, but truth is that Kane wants the money to give his daughter the life she deserves.