The Army does not want you to read this book.
- In 2008, officers of the 101st Airborne attempted to shield the case at the center of this book from the Freedom of Information Act.
- In 2015, the Defense Security Service telephoned one of the authors with a veiled threat.
- In 2016, the Pentagon censored key revelations that are now redacted between these covers.
After just six months in the violent province of Wardak, Afghanistan, a third of Captain Roger Hill’s unit, Dog Company, 1-506th, had been wounded in battle. Then two soldiers are killed on a routine patrol.
Working with an Army counterintelligence team, Hill and his First Sergeant, Tommy Scott, bust a dozen enemy infiltrators—local nationals working on their base while also passing secrets to the Taliban.
Hill, a West Point grad and decorated combat veteran, was a rising young officer who had always followed the letter of the military law. Now, though, abandoned by his high command, he must learn what the spies know in order to head off a massive Taliban attack on his base.
Suddenly, Hill and Scott face an excruciating choice: follow Army rules on prisoner treatment, or damn the rules to their own destruction and protect the men they’d grown to love.