Seasoned photojournalist Annie Hawkins heads back to Afghanistan. The Taliban’s takeover of the country is the story of the decade, and despite her PTSD, Annie is determined to cover it. She’s also desperate to keep an eye on her twenty-two-year-old daughter Mel whose first job out of college has taken her to Kabul.
The very air of the city is heavy with fear as the Taliban draw closer. The danger becomes even more personal for Annie when she discovers her daughter at the airport after a suicide bombing. Then, her activist friends Bahar and Fatima face arrest and probable death sentences for their work in support of women and the coalition forces. When she tries to help them escape, Annie realizes that she’s in the crosshairs, too. With Cerelli in Washington, D.C., Annie has to rely on her crew’s Afghan fixer and her own wits to save as many lives as they can.