Rare earth minerals have been found in the remote Saharan desert—and a rush of powerful nations converge to mine them. But the territory belongs to the Tuaregs—fierce warriors who are battling the Malian government for their independence.
With a vested interest in the rare elements, the Chinese offer to help the Malian government fight the rebels. Brilliant as the plan is in concept, the execution backfires and the fighting renews in intensity as Al Qaeda joins the fray.
In the dead center of the chaos are Troy Pearce's closest friend and a mysterious woman from his past. Deploying his team and the newest drones to rescue his friends and save the rebellion, Troy discovers that he may need more that technology to survive the battle and root out the real puppet masters behind the Tuareg genocide....
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“Techno thriller fans will welcome Maden’s second Troy Pearce novel, which combines grunt-level action, advanced cyber warfare, and plenty of high-tech weaponry…Maden handles cutting edge technology and the ancient Tuareg culture with equal dexterity.”—Publishers Weekly