Former president Kevin Martindale and retired Air Force lieutenant-general Patrick McLanahan have left government behind for the lucrative world of military contracting. Their firm, Scion Aviation International, has been hired by the Pentagon to take over aerial patrols in northern Iraq as the U.S. military begins to downsize its presence there.
But the area has quickly become a hot zone. Kurdish nationalist attacks have led the Republic of Turkey - joined by the new government in Persia - to invade northern Iraq. The new American president needs to regain control of the situation, but he's reluctant to send U.S. forces back into harm's way - leaving Scion the only credible force in the region capable of blunting the Turks' advances.
But when Patrick McLanahan makes the decision to take the fight to the Turks, can the president rein him in? And just where does McLanahan's loyalty ultimately lie: with his country, his president, his fellow warriors... or with his company's shareholders?
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