Author(s): Steven Pressfield
It is Autumn, 1942.
Hitler's legions have swept across Europe and France has fallen. On the Eastern Front, Soviet Russia reels under the German onslaught. Across the channel, a beleaguered Britain struggles on in near-isolation. And in North Africa, Field Marshall Erwin Rommel and his unstoppable Panzers have routed the Eighth Army and now threatens the vital oil fields of the Middle East. With the outcome of the war hanging in the balance, the British hatch a desperate plan - to send a small, heavily armed yet highly mobile force behind enemy lines to strike a blow that will stop the Afrika Korps in its tracks. It is to be called the Long Range Desert Group and its exploits will become the stuff of legend. Narrated by a young lieutenant, Steven Pressfield's bold new novel brings to life the ingenuity, agility and daring of this maverick commando unit. Describing in detail the tactics, the weaponry and the specialized skills needed for combat under extreme desert conditions, he captures too the camaraderie and courage of a disparate, dedicated 'band of brothers' who sacrificed so much for the sake of freedom.