These fanatics … think in slogans and talk in bullets.
“Such men can’t be reasoned with, only fought.”
Randal Knox never wanted to be a leader. But as the firstborn son of the Prime Minister, he seemed fated to a life in politics. Fleeing his family plans, Randal enlists with the armored= infantry, thinking he’ll be safe on the snowy border with neighboring Abkhenazia.
When followers of the Prophet take control of the region, his haven turns into a slaughterhouse. A vast army of zealots invades New Geneva routing its tiny defense force and sending the remnants fleeing for their lives. Knox is forced to take charge of a small band of survivors, sheltering them in the mountains.
Knox has a choice. Will he hide safely in the catacombs beneath the city or embrace his calling as a leader? It could take everything he has, including his life, to save his people. The militia is scattered, his only allies are a turncoat Abkhenazi, a mad Belorussian immigrant, a beautiful but rookie medic, and a handful of armored infantry.