I just finished the book, and have started reading it again.
The novel makes the case that those who have served in combat are best prepared, morally, to make decisions about when to employ American military power in the future.
As a Marine Infantry Officer who did two tours in the area of Iraq covered by the book, I feel that this is the best post-911 combat account I have seen.
In a lot of the novels about the Iraq war you read that most soldiers want to "pop the grape" of Iraq soldiers. In this novel it's the opposite that's true. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Chuck Johnson
Luke is a first time author, veteran, father and husband; what else does he have to prove? Nothing. Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by Ryan G of Va.
Ignore the title and the flashback conceit: this is a fast-paced and compelling story about Marines adapting to an unfamiliar combat environment. Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Pen Name
Luke Larson is a first time author, and it shows. Characters have no arc, and some are introduced and killed within ten pages to make an expository point. Read morePublished on February 11, 2012 by Toujours Pret
This book is a well written first work by former Marine officer, Luke Larson. It is couched as a flashback as a senator is weighing a decision and focuses on the terrific... Read morePublished on January 5, 2012 by Jakob Bruhl
While military/war type novels do not often make my reading list, I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend Senator's Son. Read morePublished on June 1, 2011 by R. Rudolph
Luke Wilson, has done an excellent job of writing a war novel on his very first attempt. I found the story captivating, and easy to read. Read morePublished on May 2, 2011 by chris vair
Larson has given us a book for the generations, and an excellent primer on the conditions under which COIN can work. Read morePublished on March 30, 2011 by J. Scott Shipman
Senator's Son is historical fiction. It is to the Iraq War what I, Claudius is to the Roman Expire from Julius Caesar to Caligula. Read morePublished on September 15, 2010 by Citizen John