When 15-year-old Nicholas Wesley Jefferson defends his little brother-using the business end of his shotgun-he's sent to Lyman Ward Military Academy. But it's no punishment for Wes, who thrives amid the martial atmosphere at the Camp Hill, Alabama, school. Soon, the academy's top brass take notice of the promising young cadet. After graduation and entering the Army it's not long before he rises from the ranks to take on a top-secret assignment. His code name: Ghost Ranger.
For Chief Warrant Officer Jefferson, the charge is so under-the-radar even he's not aware of the true mission. But it could have the effect of saving the cash-strapped institution he loves, while advancing America's interests in a volatile part of the world. The problem? When bureaucrats in Washington get wind of the operation, Wes becomes the target of a major investigation involving political intrigue and high-stakes military drama.
At a time when public opinion of the armed forces was at an all-time low, the people of America needed a hero. They needed the Ghost Ranger.