Boat Troop are sent upriver into Sierra Leone on a mission to secure a vital ore mine. While the men battle their way past vicious hippos and poisonous snakes, political events are rapidly overtaking the city-based HQ. As the balance of power swings between government and rebels, HMG wavers in its intentions. Soon after Boat Troop arrive at the mine, they discover they are on their own and now have the extra burden of civilians to hamper their task.
Johnny "Two Combs" Howard is a bestselling author of three books based on his experiences in the Regiment. Following his military career, John worked in a variety of leadership and management roles in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Africa. He assisted in the successful release of sixteen expatriate hostages in Sierra Leone and was a team leader of the Families' Security Detail for a prominent Middle Eastern Ambassador to the United States. He was the lead mentor for emerging Iraqi Special Operations Units in Baghdad, a lead instructor for the US Department of State Antiterrorism Assistance Program, a lead instructor for the Special Operations Group in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and director of operations at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center in Jordan.