New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2010. First Edition. Cloth and boards. 8vo, blue cloth over gray boards, Mylar-protected photographic dust jacket, 278 +  pages. Mint / Mint. Item #757
Exceptional war and survival thriller in exeptional condition: a debut novel by a much honored Air National Guardsman who flew many missions in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
Highly praised by Frederick Forsyth as "Gripping and impressively authentic"; as well as by Gen. Anthony Zinni, W. E. B. Griffith and William E. Butterworth IV, and other military experts.
When a U.S. transport is shot down over the Hindu Kush with a high value Taliban POW aboard and rescue impossible because of the weather and terrain, its three survivors--one being the prisoner--struggle to survive against nature and an implacable enemy.