Before being accepted into the elite 14 Company, volunteer guys and girls from all ranks of the three military services undergo testing and training so brutal very few make it.
Authenticity puts this book treetops higher than any fictional counterpart. I found myself sometimes forgetting to breathe, heart pounding with each escalation of conflict, training exercise, and hair-raising mission.
Rennie is a natural writer, good on description in the literal and objective sense, while still vividly capturing the essence of feeling and place. The pace flows, highs and lows, seamlessly with perfect timing.
The unimaginably hard training regimen, both mental and physical, the lighter moments and the interaction of the combatants, these utterly brave men and women, combine to make this one riveting, intriguing and highly interesting read. I absolutely loved it.