A.N. - I made up a fictional country with some real issues for this one just to give me a bit of creative license as far as story and background. As far as characters go, you should all know the main ones that belong to Chris Ryan and know that they don't belong to me. Of course I had to make up a few for the sake of a story and hopefully I've added maybe a little something to the existing ones as what I see as a natural progression. Enjoy.
Solambia was a nation in turmoil. Having recently formed from the remains of two different war ravaged African countries; it was a nation of refugees trying to make a new start.
The self elected leader President Moufasa Lomada and his private army kept the populace in a constant state of terror and poverty with squads ransacking the newly formed villages.
Violence was the most common form of persuasion with the army. Rape, torture and killings were a constant danger for all civilians.
Foreign aid was still mainly focussed in other areas of the world including the two countries Solambia separated from and accordingly, people were dying by the thousands from starvation, civil unrest and treatable disease.
Aid was starting to trickle in but was largely held off by military blockades that commandeered supplies for the benefit of the army.
The people of Solambia, gripped in a daily life and death struggle, waited desperately for something to change….