An elite platoon of Special Forces soldiers infiltrates a
forbidding Afghan war zone on horseback in search of vast treasure in this
lyrical, thrilling blend of military fiction and Western.
When Corporal Elijah Russell’s superb horsemanship is
revealed during a firefight in northern Iraq, the young Army Ranger is assigned
to an elite Special Forces unit preparing to stage a secret mission in eastern
Afghanistan. Elijah’s task is to train the Green Berets—fiercely loyal to their
enigmatic commander, Captain Wynne—to ride the horses they will use to execute
this mission through treacherous mountain terrain. But as the team presses
farther into enemy territory, the nature of their operation only becomes more
mysterious, and Wynne’s charismatic power takes on a darker cast. Ultimately,
Elijah finds himself forced to make a choice: on one side, his best friend and
his most deeply held beliefs; on the other, a commanding officer driven by a
messianic zeal for his mission.
Based on the author’s extensive interviews with Green
Berets, Army Rangers, and other veterans, this taut page-turner brilliantly
fuses the war novel and the Western into a compellingly original tale. Download and start listening now!