With a golden name and a platinum future, Captain Sandy Caine was born to be a soldier, the latest in an eight-generation line of Caine war heroes. Yet one bad apple did fall from the family tree. Sandy's father brought dishonour to the name when he mysteriously cracked under fire in Vietnam, and ever since, as he serves in one global hotspot after another, Sandy has brooded on his father's shame.
When an unexpected meeting prompts him to question the official story, he stumbles upon a shocking thirty-year legacy of deception perpetrated by some of Washington's most powerful players. In times of war, it seems, the first casualty is the truth - and it's not long before Sandy realises that digging it up decades later can get you killed.