on 17 June 2016
Much, much better than the blurb would suggest. Well written, and full of detail, the tension builds considerably on more than one occasion. This is the sort of action that should make it to the big screen.
on 30 August 2014
This book started really slow and almost stopped reading it. I'm glad I kept reading as i got deeper into the story. Some really sad parts drew me in closer. This book just doesn't focus on the outpost but every aspect of warfare surrounding the outpost the wife's, the Apache pilots, the medical staff all have a say. It creates a emotional but excellent account of some of Americas darkest days in afghan.
Just give it a try all the way to the end. Then hunt down a too few too far pretty similar.
on 26 March 2014
This is a very detailed account of USA soldiers operating in a dangerous area over a period of time. It provides a 'warts and all' look at the strategic approach and the actions of the soldiers on the ground. As a retired professional British soldier, I was very impressed by the 'can do' attitude of those involved and the professional approach combined with outstanding bravery is to be admired. A definite read for anyone currently serving or who has served in the past, but also a valuable insight for anyone who has not served in the military. But be warned, this book is detailed and covers a number of deployments throughout the sad story.