The Chief and His Marine
by B.A. Sherman
My rating: 5 stars
Publication Date: December 1, 2017
Publisher: B.A. Sherman
Genre: Military Saga | Revenge
Print Length: 442 pages
Too many fathers and mothers know the feeling of pride but also the dread that follows a son or daughter going oﬀ to war. And along with dread, when the worst you can imagine happens, there is sorrow … and anger. Sometimes there is more.
Based on true events, join author B.A. Sherman at his most stirring and shocking best as he imagines the horror of war from a parent’s view.This is a story of love, hatred and revenge so gripping and so true to life, it’s hard to tell where reality ends and frightening fantasy takes over. Told in both the quiet streets of the U.S. and the explosive sands of Afghanistan, the Chief and His Marine goes where few have gone…and written about the experience.
But war is real and likely here to stay, he will tell you. Worth thinking about, and deciding what you might do if it were your son or daughter out there. Or you.
These are the thoughts to grapple with in this story. They will make you hug your child a little tighter today, as you follow the Chief and Nick his Marine—just out of school and so proud to be serving his country—into the killing fields of hell.
The Chief and His Marine by B.A. ShermanThe pride of a father whose son followed him into the military turns to devastation and loss with the sickening swipe of a knife by a coward hiding beneath a mask. One man will become an angel of vengeance ready to go to hell to exact payment for the young life that was taken in the name of hatred, but he will not go alone, he will take the monster with him.
No parent should lose a child to death. When that death is murder and a mockery of the past, what parent wouldn’t declare a war of vengeance? Few of us have the expertise to carry out our darkest thoughts, but Chief John Platte, Navy Seal had both the means and the boiling hatred to return to Afghanistan to make a terrorist assassin pay for the death of his son, a young Marine barely out of boot camp.
This is a story of all-consuming hatred, sacrifices for friendship and brotherhood, family and justice. You will question the actions, but never the emotions that drove one man to the brink of madness as he lives the adage, “an eye for an eye,” with no regrets, save that his son never died and the moments he dreamed of for their future were ripped away.
B.B. Sherman spares nothing in this brutal tale. THE CHIEF AND HIS MARINE is every parent’s nightmare with a twist that few could act on. As long as there is terrorism, twisted death mongers and cowards, there will be the thoughts of vengeance, but few will be able to act on them with the ferocity of the Chief. Powerful, powerful reading that is heartbreaking, gut-churning and will inspire readers to see the hell that soldiers face and are permanently scarred by, should they be fortunate enough to come home. No matter what your feelings are regarding war, violence and retribution, you will be moved by this story and you will not forget the agony it brings to life.
I can tell you this, once read, this book cannot be forgotten.
I received a complimentary copy from B. A. Sherman!