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Four years after the events of The Mullah’s Storm, jihadists strike the Afghan National Police training center in Kabul, killing many and wounding others, including Sergeant Major Sophia Gold. The injured are hurriedly loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy bound for Germany, but once airborne, the commander, Major Michael Parson, receives a message. The jihadists have also placed bombs on some planes leaving Afghanistan, and theirs is one of them. If he tries to descend— it’ll go off.
Parson, Gold, and everybody aboard are trapped at altitude, until either they or someone on the ground can figure out what to do. They can refuel in midair, but not indefinitely. The aircraft is deteriorating, the patients are worsening, the crew is tiring—and their biggest challenges are yet to come. The enemy is all around . . . .