They are true soldiers of fortune. Twenty-five years ago they walked away from a war. Now they sit atop an empire…built on the blood of those they have betrayed.
Charles D. Taylor, bestselling author of BOOMER and SHADOW WARS delivers his most daring and dramatic suspense novel yet, as he unravels a web of greed, violence, and corruption stretching from the turmoil of Vietnam to the financial heart of Hong Kong to the top ranks of the Pentagon itself.
Two MIA sightings a world apart — one in the Laotian jungle, the other at Washington's Vietnam War Memorial — have led Navy SEAL Commander Matthew Stone, working for the Defense Intelligence Agency, to the threshold of a conspiracy a quarter of a century old. It began in the Iron Triangle of Vietnam — Bravo Company — where a few men struck a deal with a corrupt CIA operative and chose the drug trade as their ticket out of the war. And from the seed of the opium poppy they built a vast multinational conglomerate, its tendrils of power and influence extending across the Pacific Rim of Asia. For twenty-five years they have been listed as missing in action; now they're willing to kill to stay missing forever.
Commander Stone is compelled to action by his own sense of honor, and by the painful quest for truth of Leila Potter. Her brother, attached to Bravo Company, died in the Iron Triangle under mysterious circumstances. And neither she nor Stone will rest until the scattered clues are pieced together…and the missing brought to account.