Shadow War started as a memoir and ended as a novel. It’s an action thriller, and centers around Tom Locke, a likable albeit complicated guy. He's a high end mercenary, working for a multi-billion-dollar private military company that does things the US government won't do, or the corporate world can't do. He’s sent covertly to Eastern Ukraine to ensure America's chosen oligarch becomes the president. But nothing is as it seems. It's unclear who his real client is. He has an American contract. Sort of. The book exposes some of the realities of modern war and shady global politics, based on actual events. You’ll also recognize some of DC’s favorite haunts.