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This pulse-pounding military thriller from bestseller Coyle (They Are Soldiers) depicts the U.S.'s current war against terrorism from the rare perspective of a small unit battling an elusive enemy. Army Ranger Capt. Nathan Dixon and his men are chomping at the bit to be dispatched to the Philippines to track down Hamdani Summirat, a charismatic Indonesian soldier and strategic mastermind turned jihadist behind a plot to found a pan-Islamic republic in Southeast Asia. But what happens when the biggest adversary is your own battalion commander? Egomaniacal Lt. Col. Robert Delmont sees the looming crisis as the ultimate springboard for his career and, regardless of the mounting body count, he's hell-bent on being perceived as the heroic leader, even if his inept tactics are putting his charges in mortal danger. Forced to take matters into his own hands, Dixon improvises with action-packed results. While the characterization isn't exactly deep, Coyle's masterfully labyrinthine plot lines, pedal-to-the-metal pacing and brutally realistic portrayal of army life make this another winner. (May)
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"Harold Coyle is the best natural storyteller I know."--Tom Clancy
"Coyle is best when he's depicting soldiers facing death . . . He knows soldiers and and he understands the brotherhood of arms mystique and transcends national boundaries."--The New York Times
"A superbly talented storyteller . . . the Tom Clancy of ground warfare."--W.E.B. Griffin
Honestly, I expected a much better effort based on other Coyle books I have previously read and enjoyed. This story is uninteresting, and rather boring. Read morePublished 25 days ago by N. Wereley
This is a good read all the way through. The relationships between officers and enlisted men he describes is dead on based on my experience as an enlisted man. Read morePublished 15 months ago by John R Harris
Coyle seems to have a good handle on the upper echelons of military vs politics, but is lost in trying to describe our Special Forces military men and their actions. Read morePublished 20 months ago by D. Norem
It ended too soon, but left me with a desire to read more Coyle books. Some of the situations were reminded me of experiences Of my service.Published on August 21, 2013 by Amazon Customer
In addition to the bad editing mentioned by others the book is just plain insulting to those with a left leaning political mindset (yes, myself included). Read morePublished on April 4, 2013 by Dynaman
This book is a travesty and an embarrassment to the author, any editors who worked on it, and the publisher, Tor Books. Read morePublished on February 23, 2013 by SDB
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