After the events at the US Embassy in New Delhi, the Marines are being brought back as a combat unit. Newly commissioned 2dLt Anthony Niimoto, a hero of the embassy takeover, is with the first Marine battalion to get back into the deployment cycle. Assigned to anti-piracy, this is supposed to be a dull deployment. But when a US ship is seized by Somali pirates, it’s First Platoon, K 3/6 at the tip of the spear. With SSgt Davidson, an ex-Ranger who returns to his Marine roots, the two of them must lead their platoon into harm’s way, ever conscious of Black Hawk Down, the Battle of Mogadishu.
Was Tony Niimoto a one-shot wonder in New Delhi, or does he really have what it takes to be a leader of Marines?