A Common Virtue: A Novel by James A. Hawkins

By James A. Hawkins

Becoming a guy is tough . . . even within the better of conditions, but if it needs to be performed in 1968 and with the 12 months of the Monkey set to blow up onto the towns and battlefields of a war-torn country, it's only some of the best who make the grade.

A universal Virtue has the immediacy and punch of today’s fears because it attracts on yesterday’s headlines. while the armies of Ho Chi Mihn push around the demilitarized sector on a scale by no means proposal attainable and at the same time strike at 1000s of goals, American Marines are on the leading edge – depending on details from a different reconnaissance strength that's the purely factor which may cease Hanoi from utilizing a brand new Year’s chance to grab the country.

This is the tale of Paul Jackson, Sole survivor of a hillside bloodbath, Marine Corps sniper and reconnaissance innovator, and his epic march in the course of the annals of the terrible forms that's the usa army in 1968. An eighteen-year-old Marine learns, at an early age, what he needs to do to outlive; what he needs to do to excel; and what has to be performed to slot into the main particular fraternity within the world.

A universal Virtue is ready the opposite 1/2 heroism, the half that pits a warrior opposed to an American public that despises his uniform, opposed to inner factions that model him a “coward,” and opposed to a stunning lady who wishes not anything greater than for him to stick domestic and love her. it really is approximately becoming into manhood in a poisonous the US and an international long gone mad. tricky offerings, painful reviews, and an intuition for survival paintings to create a pacesetter of legend.

Exciting, ancient, and much achieving, A universal Virtue is an bold and explosive construction; person who may well simply were written via one that used to be there.

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