When the resurgent Sinaloa cartel attacks Wolf and his wife, Elle Parker, on the Crow Indian reservation, the safety of his people becomes Job One—until the president of the United States orders Shadow Tier to stop the Taliban’s opium trade. The president’s message: The drug war is a failure. Fix this now.
Torn between saving his people and the president’s demands for direct action, Wolf sends Shadow Tier’s Bravo Squadron to Afghanistan to infiltrate the Taliban drug organization. He sends Kieran Kennedy, his executive officer, to stand up and train a new international Charlie Squadron in the U.K. While Wolf bends the rules to protect the reservation on the home front, the squadrons track opium with a mysterious United Nations connection out of Afghanistan to a new “French Connection” in Marseilles, France.
Plans are made by the fake cartel for a large shipment of heroin to go to the mafia in New York City. As the data pours in from three continents, the heroin network unfolds and things to do not go as planned. The takedown of a multi-national drug production, shipment, and sales operation is unlike any operation Shadow Tier has attempted.
For the president, this is a no-fail mission.
For Shadow Tier, it’s time to bring war back to the war on drugs.
Steve Stratton started his U.S. Army career at the White House Communications Agency supporting the communications needs of Presidents Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter; Vice Presidents Nelson A, Rockefeller and Walter F. Mondale; and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Steve’s work took him around the world introducing him to new cultures, ways of thinking, and the various agencies projecting and protecting American interests abroad. The jump from WHCA to the U.S. Secret Service was an easy transition, but after several years, Steve left for the commercial sector.