CWO 2 Mark Winters of the US Army CID is called in by the Tampa Police to assist in the investigation of the brutal murder of an army officer and an unknown who has been fiendishly tortured. The investigation takes him from Florida to Kentucky to Austria and finally Canada.
Phil Sambrook, now a general, commands SOCCENT while ODA 053 participates in Operation MEDUSA in Afghanistan.
Two special forces officers, one American the other Canadian, are dispatched to Afghanistan to investigate the circumstances of a fatal night firefight between elements of the British Army, the Taliban and rogue Afghan National Police near the town of Sangin. Their investigation takes them from a series of battles and corruption on the shores of Afghan rivers to those of the Potomac.
When the Taliban kidnap a team of archaeologists in Afghanistan, Colonels Phil Sambrook and Kurt Richter lead a task force of American, Canadian and Australian special forces to their rescue.
The mission leads them to a court martial and a terrorist attack in Australia
The novel explores the make-up and personality of its principal characters; both military and civilian and their opponents.
This prequel to Allies: The Inquiry introduces American Phil Sambrook and Canadian Kurt Richter, two officers during the factual events of Operation ANACONDA: America’s first conventional battle against al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan that came within a hairsbreadth of disaster.
Allies: Anaconda tells the story of the crucible of fire that forged the bond that unites its main characters.
When a US Army Green Beret is killed by terrorists while on a joint exercise with Canada's JTF-2, American and Canadian officers conduct an inquiry into the incident.
Their investigation leads them to the UK, Germany and eventually Pakistan.
Along the way the book explores not only the motivation of the principal characters, but also looks at the threats of homegrown and international terrorism.