In the Sixties, simple mistakes could have grave
consequences. Josh Duffy makes one such mistake and pays an incredible price. One unfortunate encounter with the nuances of the higher education realities of that time and he finds himself thrust into an alien world of blood, death, and fire. It is an upside down world where the usual mores don’t function. It is a world where killing is celebrated and compassion scorned. It is a world that Duffy must adapt to if he wishes to survive.
Follow him as he struggles with the enemy, with his leaders, and with conscience as he evolves from reluctant soldier to efficient killer to a committed leader.
If you ever wonder why soldiers come back from combat forever changed and irreversibly damaged… if you wonder what causes this post-traumatic disorder we hear so much about… if you lived in the Sixties and walked the razor’s edge of conscription, you will want to read this book. It is the journey from sanity to the depths of madness and on to a path toward redemption.
It is a soldier’s story told by an award-winning writer who has spoken on issues of war and peace across this country.