In ancient Israel, at the crossroads of the great trading routes, a man named Benaiah, seeking to bury his troubled past, has joined a band of soldiers led by a warlord named David. Their ragged army is full of disgruntled, reckless men. Some are loyal to David. Others are only with him for the promise of captured wealth.
As the ruthless and insane King Saul marches hopelessly against the powerful Philistines, the land of the Hebrew tribes has never been more despondent—and more in need of rescue.
From snowy mountain passes to terrifying battlefields, always alone and always outnumbered, Benaiah and his fellow mercenaries must call upon every skill they have to survive... if they don't kill each other first.
Day of War is the first book in the Lion of War series—the intense, gritty, and stylistic portrayal of the Mighty Men of Israel, a ragtag band of warriors who came to King David in his most desperate hour and fought with him while he claimed the throne he was destined to fill. Their legendary deeds are recorded in 2 Samuel 23 and 1 Chronicles 11.