Compromised, almost done
Without putting a finer point on it, because dragging it out wasn't working. The story is a precursor of sorts, where Gene Bukowski and his best friend are slowly incorporated into a clandestine arm of a multinational peacekeeping force akin to the International Security Assistance Force, if not itself but evolved into a bigger entity.
More importantly I want this to be about Bukowski; the main character. It is nearly finished, and a cover is being created by an artist.
Watch this space folks, but do so patiently.