The Fighting Season
Afghanistan, 2010, Matt Rix is the commander of Yankee Platoon, an Australian Special Forces Unit operating within the badlands of Uruzghan Provence.
At the beginning of its six-month deployment, one of the platoon’s vehicles is destroyed by a huge roadside bomb and a popular member of the platoon is killed.
Objective Rapier, a shadowy Taliban commander, is identified as the most likely culprit, and Rix vows to pursue him across the troubled country until he is neutralised.
But things are not at all what they seem. Rapier is always two steps ahead of Rix, who must first battle his own command’s bureaucracy; contend with deceit from those who should be supporting him; and identify the betrayal that lead to Rapier targeting his platoon in the first place.
In the end Rix is left with only one choice, follow the rules and survive Afghanistan, or gamble everything in an effort to beat Rapier at his own game.
Disgraced and discarded, Australian Special Forces Captain Matt Rix is no stranger to having the deck stacked against him; and just when it seemed things couldn’t get any worse he is given an ultimatum that brings the heavens crashing down around him.
What follows is the frantic pursuit of Faisal Khan, the recently escaped, ingenious Taliban Commander who has taken receipt of a deadly weapon of mass destruction. Chasing Khan across Turkey would be the easy part; stopping the weapon from falling into the hands of any number of organisations, hell bent on securing it for their own devious plans, that’s going to be the hard part.