Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist Dan West has nerves of steel. He regularly risks his life to disarm IEDs. He puts up with his squad mates’ mean-spirited pranks without complaint. And when West finds an Afghan boy standing on a bomb’s pressure plate, he still manages to keep calm; because if he doesn’t, West will be forced to face the only thing he truly fears—the pink mist. The bloody result of a bomb taking someone’s life.