Operating Base Cornucopia: a 300-year-old fortress in the remote Iraqi desert where a few dozen soldiers wait for their next assignment. Among them Private Toby Durrant, a self-described body. Then a deadly ambush sets off events that put Durrant in the middle of a far-reaching conspiracy. Insurgents gathering in the nearby hills, a secretive member of military intelligence, an abandoned toy factory and a mysterious, half feral child. Durrant must decipher the links between them if he is to survive.
David Zimmerman was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, by an Army Nurse and an Army JAG officer. After receiving his MFA in creative writing from the University of Alabama, he spent several years living and working in Brazil and Ethiopia. The Sandbox is his first novel.