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Courage Under Fire Patrick Sheane Duncan

Courage Under Fire

Patrick Sheane Duncan

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ISBN : 9780340674628
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274 pages
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A powder-keg investigation into the actions of the first woman eligible for the Armys Medal of Honor in combat keynotes Duncans exciting debut. Lt. Col. Nat Serling has been racked with guilt ever since four members of his tank unit died underMoreA powder-keg investigation into the actions of the first woman eligible for the Armys Medal of Honor in combat keynotes Duncans exciting debut. Lt. Col. Nat Serling has been racked with guilt ever since four members of his tank unit died under friendly fire in the Gulf War. Now Nat is assigned the inquiry into another fatal Gulf War incident?one that led to the death of helicopter pilot Cpt. Karen Emma Walden, who is in line for the Medal of Honor. Serling suspects collusion when Waldens crew chief, medic and machine gunner at first supply the same details of the event. But as the three begin to break, their confessions provide vivid, disturbing images of the physical and psychological brutalities of war. Serling, meanwhile, suffers the demons of depressive drinking as he struggles to rebuild his marriage, career and life by assuaging the remorse arising from his own desert storm. Duncan constructs this novel with the slick cinematic skill that has made him a top Hollywood screenwriter (Nick of Time, etc.), and when Serling finally uncovers the truth of what happened both to himself and to Walden, there wont be a dry eye in the house.---From Publishers Weekly