Synopses & Reviews
David L. Robbins, author of the war classic War of the Rats, delivers another heart-stopping, deeply researched military adventure, this time right off today's front pages.
The US military's most highly trained and elite unit is the US Air Force pararescuers, known as PJs. All battle-hardened vets, their motto is -That Others May Live.- Their singular mission is CSAR: Combat Search and Rescue.
But, off the Horn of Africa, one PJ unit is tasked with a desperate assignment that goes against its oath: take down a cargo ship full of secrets that's been captured by Somali pirates. The team doesn't hesitate, because one of its own is already on board the hijacked ship.
There, they will face ruthless Yusuf Raage, a pirate leader who will sacrifice anything and anyone to keep his captured ship. The PJs have only one hour before the ship is destroyed by a missile, with all hands and cargo aboard.
A giant freighter in the Gulf of Aden holds secret cargo that could bring down the governments of four nations. When Somali pirates grab the ship, the order comes down: get the freighter back, at all costs.
Only one combat group is close enough to respond before the hijacked freighter reaches Somali waters: the elite US Air Force pararescue unit--the PJs--stationed in Djibouti. Though their mission is to save lives, and their oath is "That Others May Live," the PJs are battle- tested. The team doesn't hesitate because one of their own, Sgt. LB DiNardo, is already onboard the hijacked ship.
LB has three tasks: provide intel on the pirates, stay alive until the team arrives, and withstand the humiliation of breaking the PJs' cardinal rule: Never be the one who needs rescuing.
At the head of the pirates is the shrewd and ruthless Yusuf Raage, a clan leader who will sacrifice anything and anyone to keep his captured ship. The PJs have a mere hour to take down the ship before the Air Force blows it up. Even if they survive the wrath of Yusuf Raage, more secrets and danger await them.