When Islamic miliants infiltrate a British counter-narcotics programme om Afghanistan, disaster is averted thanks to ex-SAS soldiers John Patterson and Dusty Miller. But when fall-out form the affair threatens to topple the West's fragile Afghan alliance and expose failings inside the UK's new crime-fighting agency, John and Dusty suddenly find themselves on the wrong side of the law - and on the run. One place on earth holds the key to clearing their names : Nuristan, a remote Afghan province and notorious terrorist haven. But their journey to freedom will thrust them deeper into the Afghan conflict than they ever imagined. Battling hostile terrain and Islamic fighters, John and Dusty emerge the unlickely saviours of an ancient community torn apart by both al-Qaeda and western forces.