A Soldiers Duty: A Novel

A Soldiers Duty: A Novel by Thomas E. Ricks 037550544X 9780375505447
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Majors Cindy Sherman and Bud Lewis are the best young combat officers the army has, and theyve both been tapped for plum positions as aides-de-camp for two of the Pentagons most senior generals. The Pentagon is a cauldron of careerist jockeying and factional squabbling in the best of times, though, and these are not the best of times. A president whom the officer class widely loathes sits in the White House, and grumblings that hes steering the military onto the rocks are growing louder. Some officers are openly asking: If you believe the president is betraying his country, where does your duty lie? Just as Sherman and Lewis ease into their jobs and into a deepening romance a secret pressure group of military officers called the Sons of Liberty begins to carry out covert protests, symbolic at first, against White House policy. It is with shock that Lewis comes to suspect the groups leader is his own boss and hero, General B.Z. Ames, and that the man in the center of Amess target is Shermans boss, General John Shillingworth. As the White House keeps the army grinding through a miserable third-world brushfire war, the Sons of Libertys activities grow more treasonous, and their efforts to avoid detection more ruthless, until Majors Sherman and Lewis find themselves in a vicious game with life-and-death stakes and the future of the American military hanging in the balance.

Author: Thomas E. Ricks

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 272

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 2001-05-15

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