Book Review for ‘Hell and Gone’ by Henry Brown

I had this book on my ‘must read’ list for awhile. I should have read it earlier. I read it in 3 sittings and it went by extremely fast. I really love the characterization in this book. Anyone who has served in the military will be jolted back to the service by reading the cast’s resume and the way they do things. Even if you never served in Combat Arms, the people are the same. They range from Solid Officers who aren’t afraid of work to the bitter angry socio paths who try and maneuver their way through 20 years and along the way they try and screw Anyone and everyone they can. Obviously, the author has been there and done that. 

At first, I thought the plot to be a typical hadji hunt. The author has done a great job at assembling a mission that you might find anywhere and drags you into the depth of the characters. God, The Flag and American Pie, this is not. And I love it. The sequence of events in the last 2/3’s of the book are extremely unique. I won’t give away the plot of the book as it has been discussed above. Mr. Brown has a talent that I wish he would put to more novels of the military adventure class. This book is worth the time and price and then some. Do yourself a favor and spend the time getting to know the characters of this book. Bravo! Dan Tharp-Author of Task Force Intrepid: The Gold of Katana and Highway to Hell

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