I'm finding it hard to write a review and not spoil the book. As a disabled veteran myself, I found his description of the battlefield stunningly real. His descriptions of the fighting, the smells, the chaos, the excitement and the overwhelming grief and self loathing struck me to the core. Marine Sgt. Briggs is an outstanding character who while home from Iraq recovering from battlefield wounds is talked into working for a ultra secret U.S. organization. In my humble opinion, this series has the potential to be outstanding ! I can hardly wait for book #2.
I am writing this review after only a few chapters. I really want to like this book but either poor editing or proof reading is giving me pause. DO NOT READ BELOW. SPOILER!
--- In the first few chapters I ran into some inconsistencies that are making it hard to read further. After losing power the main character returns to tell a neighbor's wife that her husband has died. He walks up to the door and.....wait for it.....he rings the doorbell. (Not likely without power.) A simple change to knocking on the door would have kept the consistency and would not take away from the story in any way. Not sure why no one else noticed.
I very rarely write reviews however this book was Outstanding. Well written as a W.E.B. Griffin book. He is My favorite older author and now I have Mr. Capps as my new author to follow. This was so well written that I read the entire book in two days. I could not put it down. Please read this fine book and hopefully you will enjoyed as much as I did. The first thing I did when finished with last page was to look at the next page to see where I could order book 2 in the series.
I liked this book very much. I live in the coastal NC region where the military has a prominent presence. The book seemed so real. I felt I was part of the character and I was able to "feel" his thoughts. Ken did a great job in describing his characters, his settings and his plot. I can't wait for the next book....especially after the cliff hanger he left in the first. Keep on writing Ken.
Great descriptions of Marine boot camp and combat in Iraq made a great read with a plot twist taking the story in another direction. Delightful scenes around the North Carolina coast and outer banks result in renewed love thought lost. A great story!