Having lost two of the things he treasures most, retired Marine Shake Davis is at a low ebb. His give-a-damn meter is pegged on empty until he’s contacted by a millionaire videogame producer whose wife has been kidnapped by a cutthroat band of paramilitary rebels in the deep, dark jungles of Myanmar—or Burma to Shake’s way of seeing the world. The connection between a man who has just lost his wife and another man who stands to do the same if Shake can’t or won’t help, is karma. And it sends Shake on a long, twisted, and dangerous trek into territory that is involved in the longest continuous civil war in world history. Exotic Burma—Rudyard Kipling’s inspiration and World War II battleground of Merrill’s Marauders—is the scene of a mission that nearly costs Gunner Shake Davis his life.