Damien Hunter has escaped to the frigid and untamed Russian-controlled Arctic, leaving behind the Taipan Organisation. Scarred and traumatised from combat missions without end, Damien conceals himself among the offshore workers on the Nevzgody gas platform.

For the glory of Chechnya, fanatical separatist leader Sheikh Taimieov plans a terrorist strike against the heart of Russia’s economy. He entrusts his loyal commander Talhig Chechenskiy with the perilous mission in the unforgiving and unprotected Arctic gas fields.

Major Georgiy Urvantsev commands an Alpha Unit of Russia’s federal security service, the FSB. Warned of a terror attack, Georgiy feels like he is chasing ghosts, locked in a running battle with Talhig’s fighters. Georgiy must engage all his skills and resources to defend his country.

Damien is thrown into combat when he is caught up in the assault on the platform. Unbeknown to Damien, Taipan accepts a contract to take back the facility and inserts a team. Damien is forced into a mission he wants no part of. He and Taipan 21 form an uneasy alliance out of necessity. Unlike the men of Taipan 21, however, Damien tries to save lives while engaging the fanatical fighters.

The Russian Arctic is stained by the devastation of this conflict.

About the author(s)

Nathan Best is a 30 year veteran of the Royal Australian Air Force as a communicator. Deployed to the Middle East operations in Iraq and Kuwait as part of the Australian commitment to the War on Terror Nathan has gathered unique and credible experiences to add realism and authenticity to his writing. Nathan currently serves as a reservist with the Royal Australian Air Force’s Combat Survival Training School. Nathan holds a Master’s degree in Business and when not writing, works in the marine industry and calls Far Northern Queensland home with his partner and three dogs.