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A Covert Rescue Mission No One Expects to Succeed--Who will survive? Special operator Jake "Snake" Drecker, who describes himself as a "nice Jewish kid from Hawaii," insists on a mission across borders to eliminate a brutal terrorist cell. That they may or may not also be holding an American missionary hostage is unclear. The intelligence is sketchy, the objectives vague, and the chance of success slim. Jake's boss and old friend, Lieutenant Colonel Mike "Pancho" Sanchez, wonders at the mysterious motivation behind his best soldier's decisions--and about a mysterious rogue military unit that keep showing up at the worse times and interfering with their operations. That the CIA seems willing to sacrifice both the team and the hostage only adds to the mystery, forcing Pancho to dig deep to discover the truth behind the missionary's past. And time is running out as Drecker drags his team on a quixotic rescue operation into the very belly of the beast--a mission Drecker and Pancho both know they cannot survive unscathed.