Military Dogs would risk their lives for their humans in a heartbeat, but can soldiers do the same when personal struggles and global affairs defy humanity?
From the author of the Amazon Historical Fiction Bestseller ‘Joyful Trouble’ comes Silent Heroes, When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting for - “a book not to be missed.” (Mandie Griffiths, Book Reviewer)
An educated woman is prepared for the ultimate sacrifice in order to teach reading to the girls in her community. She leaves behind a daughter and a son whose lives become intertwined with those of the U.S. Marines serving at Military Base nearby. But the Taliban is infiltrated everywhere and is hard to differentiate between friend and foe. The U.S. Marines fight with bravery to protect the civilians of Nauzad and to fend off the Taliban at Qala-e-Bost, thus protecting Bost Airport, a vital strategic point for the allies. One thing is certain; the Marines can rely on their Military Working Dogs. A race against time follows in one last battle of eradicating the Taliban and saving civilian lives before it is too late. ”an emotional rollercoaster of a read (Amazon Reader)
“The author does a very good job in engaging us with the cast of this tragedy that has been playing out for hundreds of years, and introduces us to the key elements of the history of the region that brings us to the present day conflict. Tribal dynamics, religious intolerance and foreign intervention all have their part to play. But at the end of the day it is those who have little say in the matter who are affected the most.” (Sally Cronin, Author & Blogger, Goodreads Review)
Silent Heroes, When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting for is a highly emotional read, action-packed, a vivid story of enormous sacrifice and bravery that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is a book extremely well researched, with authentic details and an epic sense of the place. The war and the military involved, Marine and dogs, are described with reverence, as are the civilians caught in the middle of the fire.
"This is a very exciting, moving and well written book about war in Afghanistan. Although I didn’t serve there, as an ex Airborne Engineer and veteran of many IED search teams, I especially appreciated the amount of research that went into making the story as true to life as possible. Would highly recommend this excellent book." (Amazon Reader)
"I thoroughly enjoyed reading this novel. The book is extremely well written and well researched. Not only does she depict the harsh realities of war, but the emotional turmoil and pain of the soldiers and the Afghan population innocently caught in the war. It was also very interesting to read about the important role Military Working Dogs played in the US Marines’ war against the Taliban insurgents." (Amazon Reader)
The War in Afghanistan is a contemporary, vitally important conflict whose meaning needs to be understood by the public worldwide. Silent Heroes, When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting for is a narrative about the value of life and the necessity of combat; the terror of dying; the ordeal of seeing your loved ones and your platoon-mates killed in front of your eyes; the trauma of taking a human life.
You can travel with Silent Heroes . For an epic sense of the place, on a journey to:
1. Lashkar Gah Mosque
2. Hindu Kush Mountains
3. An underground fortress
“Light, knowledge, they bring the courage to look at the people around us, accepting them for what they are.”
“When soldiers grieve, time takes a screenshot and a new star rises in the sky.”
"History speaks of victors and captors, of battles and soldiers whose lives have been lost and history even counts them, but of the casualties on the civilian side?"