As America's long post-9/11 wars in the Middle East conclude, Army medic Mason and foreign correspondent Lisette are dispatched to Colombia for a new conflict with different rules. In this novel by the author of the National Book Award winner Redeployment, the U.S. has partnered with local government to keep predatory narco gangs at bay. With dazzling insights, Phil Klay examines the globalization of violence through the interlocking stories of Mason, Lisette, and two Colombians, each looking for purpose amid the chaos.
"[This] compact epic of a novel contains perhaps Klay's finest writing yet…. Using his formidable gifts for scene-setting, meaningful irony and deep human empathy, Klay weaves together a set of stories over the course of nearly three decades."—Los Angeles Times