From the back cover: FLAMES IN THE ANDES. THE CRISIS: trapped in two small firebases deep in the Andes, a band of U.S. Special Forces and drug enforcement agents under siege. THE THREAT: the brutal Shining Path guerrillas who have launched their long-dreaded offensive inside Peru, a revolution fueled by the cocaine trade and backed by a clandestine, powerful Cuban army. THE STRATEGY: a bold but desperate long shot plotted behind the closed doors of the White House Situation Room. THE SECRET WEAPON: the aging but still supremely potent floating fortress, the historic and majestic USS Missouri.