When the CIA summons young Lieutenant Eric Ritter to Pakistan, he is thrust into the cloak and dagger war against al-Qaeda. A war Ritter isn't ready for.

Al-Qaeda holds an American hostage, and Ritter's history with the kidnapper is the only hope to rescue the American before it's too late. While Ritter is a key player in the search, the CIA considers him an expendable asset.

Contains an excerpt from the full length novel, Into Darkness.