"I celebrated my sixteenth birthday by crashing a plane, fighting for my life and facing execution. Again."
Lee Keegan travels to Iraq on the trail of his missing father, only to find himself caught between desperate rebels and a general who wants to strap him into an electric chair.
In England, Jane Crowther, one time matron of St Mark's School for Boys, attracts the wrong kind of attention and has to fight to protect her new school from unlikely enemies.
And in a bunker underneath Washington, a madman issues orders that will tip two devastated countries into total war.
This is the first year of St Mark's School for Boys and Girls. It will be a miracle if it sees a second!