A catastrophic earthquake ravages Afghanistan, and American troops rush to deliver aid, among them Afghan Air Force advisor Lt. Colonel Michael Parson and his interpreter, Sergeant Major Sophia Gold. The devastation facing them is like nothing they've ever seen, but it's about to get worse.
A Taliban splinter group, Black Crescent, is conducting its own campaign: shooting medical workers, downing helicopters, slaughtering anyone who dares to accept aid. With the U.S. drawing down and coalition forces spread thin, it is up to Gold and Parson's Afghan aircrews to try to figure out how to strike back. But they're short on supplies, men, experience and information—meanwhile, the terrorists seem to be nowhere…and everywhere.
Hardcover Book : 336 pages
Publisher: Penguin Putnam, Inc. ( July 19, 2012 )
Item #: 13-581071
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.84inches
Product Weight: 14.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Excellent depiction of military action in Afghanistan and our interaction with the civilian population there. Very accurate characterization of and insight into the minds of both US personnel and the maniacal foe they face.
Reviewer: Terry B