I don't hand out many five star ratings, but I do in this case because the voice in this novel is fantastic. Mammay has a way of easing you into Butler's POV and making you feel like you (like him) know the military inside and out, and that an army is an army in any situation, with its own distinct codes and habits--all of which are working against Butler.
And this is before the action heats up. The enemy is cunning, everywhere, it it's not entirely clear if the most dangerous foes are wearing the same uniforms. What starts out as a tricky situation rapidly escalates to a dangerous one. The mission we thought we were on shifts, and at the end, it's not clear what was intentional and what was arranged.
Butler's every-man nature lets you see a brutal, complex war--and the conflicts that occur on both sides of the line, where decisions are as deadly as bullets, there's no shortage of either, and every life is one that could be sacrificed if the price is right and the prize is worth it.