The Pepperdogs: A Novel

The Pepperdogs: A Novel by Bing West 1416577920 9781416577928
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The Serbs behind them were preparing to attack, and in front of them lay open ground, flat and white as a shroud. Weve run a hundred miles,Lang thought,to come up a football field short.When a fellow Marine is kidnapped, Captain Mark Lang and his recon team, the Pepperdogs, disobey orders and cross into snowbound Serbia to rescue him. A leader who cant quit, Lang is urged on by his team members. Five New York City reservists -- a trader, a fireman, an auto mechanic, a fitness trainer and a computer geek -- set out on an impossible odyssey. Superbly fit and equipped, they employ speed, ambush and the Internet to close in on their target.After a team member sends back e-mails describing their firefights, the Pepperdogs become front-page news. Once Weekend Warriors, by the end of their mission they are the most feared unit in Europe, fighting anyone who stands in their way. The press calls themThe Wild Bunchon technological steroids. Lang, haunted by memories of his missing buddys dying mother, knows the horrific costs they are inflicting but wont turn back. Their rescue mission, condemned by the military, slowly escalates into a standoff between the Oval Office and NATO Europe with the world watching.A razor-sharp storyteller and Pentagon insider, Bing West unleashes a blistering techno thriller that probes the limits of physical and mental endurance. Drawing on firsthand knowledge of combat, West fuses the grit ofBlackhawk Downwith the behind-the-scenes intrigue ofThe West Wing,showing how in the near future a squad can become wired to the White House, to the dismay of the traditional chain of command.The Pepperdogsis a gripping story about American reserves, conflicting loyalties and devotion to comrade. What price will a nation pay to save one life

Author: Bing West

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 384

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: 2007-09-21


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