Lapis Lazuli is a rich blue semi-precious gemstone found deep within the Saresang Mountains of Afghanistan's Badakhshan province. For thousands of years, the people of Badakhshan have lived peacefully. However, in recent years, war has found its way into these remote villages, as the Taliban have sought the riches buried within the mountains of Badakhshan. This extremist group of Taliban fighters have recently taken control of the lucrative gemstone export market. At the behest of the Afghan government, United States Marines are sent to this remote region to combat the Taliban and restore the gemstone trade to the people of the mountains. Led by Sergeant King, a stoic and commanding presence whose contained exterior hides a violent shadow, the Marines find themselves in an epic clash for control of the Badakhshan Mountains.