"...an irresistible page turner."
In 2008 in Afghanistan a Black Hawk helicopter is shot down by a surface-to-air missile. On board, along with the crew, is a single passenger, Harrison Mitchell, a senior operative with the CIA. He is taken hostage by a fanatical insurgent group. Mitchell's work in Afghanistan was top secret and he had information that could disrupt the entire War on Terror and cause major problems for the US government.
Ryan Drake and his elite Shepherd team are sent in to rescue Mitchell at any cost. However, within hours of arriving in the war-torn country they are under attack and must fight for their own lives in order to save Mitchell. Before long they are caught in a deadly conflict between a brutal terrorist and the ruthless leader of a private military company. It would seem Drake and his team cannot win this particular battle.
Lurking in the background is a woman from Drake's past, a woman who had haunted him for the past year, a woman who has prayed on his mind and toyed with his emotions. He hasn't seen her since she left him for dead in Iraq and now she is back and wants to help him. However, she has her own agenda and Drake must decide who he can really trust to complete the mission and keep himself and his team alive.