From the Publisher:
The first English book based on the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. universe.
If in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl Gothic met Far Cry,in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Southern Comfort Apocalypse Now meets 9th Company.
In 2006, a secret experiment is conducted in the the ill-fated nuclear power plant of Chernobyl. It fails, and the Zone is created: a large area where physical laws are outright broken and mysterious phenomena manifest.
In 2011, Al Qaeda detonates nuclear warheads in Kabul. In what was once the Afghan wilderness, apparently a New Zone is created.
Three years later a scientific expedition tries to find out if the creation of the New Zone could be connected to the Chernobyl experiment. When the researchers disappear, a search and rescue operation is launched.
For Major Mikhailo Tarasov, a veteran of the Exclusion Zone, this mission into post-apocalyptic Afghanistan is more than just another dangerous task: in the land where his father died, he must also confront the ghosts of the Soviet past.
Major Tarasov and his Spetsnaz commandos soon find themselves at the mercy of a hostile environment worse than anything they had encountered before. But beyond all the perils of the New Zone, the most lethal danger awaits: betrayal.
"Whatever power had created the Zone, it has outsmarted us and it has happened again. You will look at the New Zone with fresh eyes... like Strelok did here when everything began."
Major Alexander Degtyarev, 2014