Ethan hunt is back in the ranks, but he and his colleagues in the special unit "Mission impossible", accused of having organized an explosion in the Kremlin. For such cases, the failure of the secret units of the President of the United States there is a so-called "Ghost Protocol", as a result of the launch of which the failed unit simply eliminated, and all the data about it is erased from the archives. In the end Ethan is left alone against the whole system, but he is not timid and does not intend to give up. He is going to clear his name from slander and prevent new explosions in the center of Moscow, and his colleagues will help him in this. The only thing he doesn't understand why they decided to help, and what motivates them.