The U.S. military is preparing to withdraw from Iraq, and newly minted lieutenant Jack Porter struggles to accept how it's happening - through alliances with warlords who have Arab and American blood on their hands. Day after day, Jack tries to assert his leadership in the sweltering, dreary atmosphere of Ashuriyah and curb the influence of the hawkish Sergeant Daniel Chambers.
As Iraq plunges back into chaos and bloodshed, Jack becomes obsessed with a strange, tragic tale of reckless love between a lost American soldier and Rana, a local sheik's daughter. In search of the truth and buoyed by the knowledge that what he finds may implicate Sergeant Chambers, Jack seeks answers from the enigmatic Rana, and soon their fates intertwine. Determined to secure a better future for Rana and a legitimate and lasting peace for her country, Jack will defy American command, putting his own future in grave peril.
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