Special Forces veteran John F. Mullins continues his series of men at war with a story of explosive action and unrelenting drama -- from the home front to the front lines.... When Lieutenant James ""No-Middle-Initial"" Carmichael is wounded in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, he is medevacked to the U.S. and nursed back to health by a young medic with whom he falls in love. After two tours, he knows he could ask to be stationed Stateside -- but he has unfinished business in Nam. Back in-country, Carmichael joins the covert Phoenix Program, where his mission is to take out the Viet Cong high command. He proves himself so lethal that the enemy places a price on his head. The Cong are not his only foes. His South Vietnamese ""allies"" betray him at every turn, even as he begins to doubt his own motives and honor. But when an ultimate act of treachery from within leaves him abandoned and surrounded, Jim Carmichael has only one choice.... Fight or die.