Plenty of people have heard of Belize, but few realize that the UK is committed to protect this tiny Central American country, to which neighbouring Guatemala has a long-standing claim. And most of the time the British have hardly any troops there.
In this fabulous novel of tactics, politics, courage and outstanding combat action, the Guatemalans make their long-awaited move. And it is up to a mere handful of British soldiers on exercises in Belize, along with any civilians crazy enough to volunteer, to stop an entire army. Individual tales of heroism and action make for a sumptuously exciting novel.