"He's making a hero out of a goddamn coward. The man’s a fraud. You’re not a hero when you’re operating on artificial courage.
Ryan Garrity, winner of two Silver Stars, lost an eye and his dream of an Army career on a battlefield in Korea while leading a selected band of cowards in an experimental unit into combat. The soldier who saved his life also carried three other seriously wounded comrades to safety, but strangely his nomination for a Medal of Honor was squelched. In delving into the reason why, Ryan discovers there is such a thing as 'artificial courage'.
I liked this story. It kept me interested and guessing as to where it would end up. I particularly liked Ryan as the character who is delving into things that bring up a past he would much rather forget. His character is really well written and has his own secrets. I also liked how Nicky's story was interwoven with his. Overall I thought the story was full of intrigue and well worth reading. It had plenty of twists and turns!