Duty, Honor, Money

Volume II: Afghanistan

by J. F. Cronin



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/26/2012

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781469780528
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781469780535
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781469780511

About the Book

Lieutenant Xavier Moran, USMC, better known as “X,” is out of the Afghanistan battlefield—his first reprieve in over sixty days. As he arrives at the sprawling airbase at Bagram with nothing more than a pack, a weapon, and a reputation for getting things done, he secretly wishes he was back in the fight, where life is helter-skelter. When he is assigned a tough mission by Colonel Fran Matthews, X has no idea he is about to become immersed in the rampant corruption that surrounds the Afghan war.

Assigned to assume command of an isolated marine rifle company in disarray, X faces many challenges, including bringing casualties in line with operations, raising the marine’s morale, and facing off with the current battalion commander. As he heads to Kotjay to begin his mission, X is apprehensive. He must succeed; failure could mean the end of his career—or the end of his life.

In this action-packed military tale, X bravely stands up to the entrenched powers in Afghanistan. Caught between doing what is right and doing what is expected, he makes powerful enemies intent on ensuring his failure. Only time will tell if they will be successful.

About the Author

J. F. Cronin holds a master’s degree in international relations. He is a retired USMC major general who has written extensively in the military-political genre. His published credits include op-ed essays, military articles, and three novels. He currently lives in a fishing village on the Oregon coast.