Repaying her debt to the warlord Old Father, West is pulled into a plot to kidnap him. Steel Fist, a large and dangerous PMC, have been hired to take him alive, and kill anyone who gets in the way. In the capital city of Zouri she will have to investigate Steel Fist while dealing with the hostility of the warlord's own men, and that of his son. *** The Dead Men are a company of corporate soldiers on the run for the crime of disobeying orders and breaking their contracts. Lying low in a small African nation still recovering from its last civil war, they put their unique skills and moral apathy to good use. Warlords, the government, rebels, even foreign corporations eager to exploit the tumultuous nation, the Dead Men will work for anyone, for the right price.