Kurt Christianson is a natural military strategist and survivor. Independent, urthodox, resilient and resolute, he displays skills that flout established procedures. His courage and insight whilst in Special Forces in 'Nam unwittingly unravel a traitorous alliance, making him a threat to his superiors and placing his life in mortal danger. This threat, combined with his inability to adjust to civilian life, spurs him to leave his beloved and beautiful Maine coastline and embark on a path of revelation and serendipity. He crews a boat being delivered to the oil fields in West Africa, where he becomes embroiled in covert action and again demonstrates his innate and inspired tactical abilities. A hunted man, his journey leads him to bitter combat in a brutal landscape, tragic loss and to fulfil a San prophecy whilst wrestling with his alter ego - Mad Medic - and his Viking ancestry. The merciless and barbaric slaughter of a little girl and her family by terrorists move him to astonishing, crucial and shocking acts that change the course of a ravaged and savaged country. Kurt is also driven to revenge, a deed that violates his code of ethics and irreversibly affects his destiny. Ultimately, Kurt faces the inescapable and irrefutable kwledge that heroes are human and therefore fallible and that glory, however hard-won and merited, is illusory and hollow. This is an adrenaline-charged adventure, engages the reader in events that remain unkwn to most of the world and leave one breathless.