This is a novel about the war in Vietnam written by a former combat marine. It's a long story but I've enjoyed it quite a bit. The "lingo" is all there and there's even a glossary of terms used by soldiers who were a part of that conflict to make reading a bit easier and understandable. The author's style is easy and his descriptions vivid. I've really not read any other novel on the subject since my departure from my tour in country over forty years ago. Sure, I've read novels that have taken place there but never one that describes the hopes, fears and day to day life of the "grunt" in the field. I hope that the book is immensely successful and it's a worth effort.