In this epic poem, Forward Base Down, Charlie Team of the Tenth Mountain Division Special Forces
has been assigned to patrol a long valley in western Afghanistan, where they are to root out the Taliban and keep an eye on the local villagers. They find the Taliban,
but they also find a world where magic is real and the djinnis of the valley do not want them around. To make matters worse, the men discover that a couple of ancient Greek gods
are squabbling over the valley and are interfering with the War on Terror. The soldiers must outwit the tricky villagers, fight off the Taliban, make allies of the djinnis and defeat
the ancient Greek god of war, Ares. And all of this must be accomplished in about a week, before al-Queda manages to buy nuclear weapons from a couple of demons and ships them off to the U.S. to be detonated!