Trouble on the Straits Charley Manner is separated from his SEAL team during an ambush in the Khyber Pass. His war dog is wounded and one mate is killed. The rest of the team is extracted under heavy fire, leaving Charley behind. Captured and tortured by the Taliban, he is left to die in a hole filled with human excrement and rotting body parts, deep in a cave on a Spin Ghar mountain. But Charley has other ideas. The events in the story take place two years before Trouble on the Straits, Book #1 in the Charley Manner Action Adventure series, and are based on fictional special operations missions in Afghanistan prior to U.S. troop withdrawal in 2014. The prequel ends with Charley's return to civilian life and retirement in the Florida Keys. Ready for a fishing bum's life after what he went through in Afghanistan, Charley simplifies. A Harley for wheels, a Winnebago for digs and an Ocean 35 Sportfisher provide the essentials. Friends and his sister Katie are his only family. Enough to ma