Connie loved her job. The heat, dust, sweat and danger of Afghanistan, well that was just part of it. She loved the comradeship and the sense of belonging. The Army had trained her well and now as a member of the Royal Logistics Corps here she was driving her beloved Oshkosh tanker across the desert as part of a convoy supplying Forward Operating Bases. Her mind drifted back to life at home. Her parents' acrimonious divorce, her father's court case. They were all in the past. And Chris, her boyfriend, also a soldier, was there a future there? She dwelt briefly on Calvin, her brother with whom she had lost touch a long time ago. Fate is a strange creature. She had decreed that Calvin was to be a lot closer than Connie realised. His life had also changed dramatically having converted to Islam and joined the Taliban in Afghanistan. What was Fate's plan for the two of them?