In Griffin's explosive new Corps novel, FDR puts Brg. Gen. Fleming Pickering in charge of the OSS's Pacific operations. Immediately, he is faced with two urgent missions in the Gobi Desert; rescue a band of former American servicemen and their dependents from the Japanese; and set up a weather station to help direct aerial attacks against Japan. Called to duty are many of the Marines Pickering has come to trust during the war. But one comes forth whom he doesn't expect..a certain scapegrace pilot named Malcolm, his son. Together, they will venture into terra incognita, and with luck they may even come out alive.