Operating Base Cornucopia: A 300-year-old fortress in the remote Iraqi desert where a few dozen soldiers wait for their next assignment - among them Private Toby Durrant, a self-described broke nobody. Then, a deadly ambush touches off events that put Durrant in the middle of a far-reaching conspiracy. Insurgents massing in the nearby hills, a secretive member of military intelligence, an abandoned toy factory, and a mysterious, half-feral child: Durrant must figure out the links between them if hes to survive.
A classic story of a decent man trying to do right under impossible circumstances, this blistering look at military life in the sandbox of Iraq marks the debut of a major new talent.
This story gives a good perspective. It's a little different, maybe more personal than a lot of war stories are. The characters are believable and the plot is very thought-provoking. The main area of interest for me was the relationship between a soldier and a ferral child living in a bombed and abandoned factory in Iraq. I thought it was very well done. The ending kind of took me by surprise and I'm still not sure how I feel about it, but I do recommend the book. It will hold your interest especially if you like war stories that allow the "human", sensitive side to show.
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