The year is 2007, Harry’s twenty-three and he has problems he can’t handle alone. The army considers him a security risk. The media thinks he’s a spoiled brat. Girls like him because he’s a prince, which he wishes he wasn’t. He hopes his coming service in Afghanistan will help him prove himself to everyone who underestimates him. Instead, his deployment exposes the vulnerability under his bad boy persona and results in a comic coming of age he definitely didn’t see coming.
Harry’s always hated the press so he doesn’t know what to do when he falls for a CNN reporter. It doesn’t help that she’s disguised as a man to evade the Pentagon’s ban on women serving in front line positions. Nor does Harry plan on making a gay best friend in a brother officer named Mustafa. And what’s his former nanny doing on the plane to Kabul? There’s also a warlord driving a Mercedes and a colonel who’d much rather be reading Shakespeare. Together they stumble upon buried trauma from Harry’s childhood. If he can learn to deal with that, he might find fulfillment he never dreamed of in being a prince.
Inspired by satirical war novels such as Evelyn Waugh’s Sword of Honor trilogy on Word War II and Robert Graves's Goodbye to All That on WW I, this is the first published fiction on Prince Harry’s wartime experience. It considers the Taliban’s destruction of precious Afghan art, but it’s also a lighthearted read that doesn’t take itself too seriously.