I have read just about every Nam novel I could get my hands on and nothing can compare to this one. The characters are awesome: Snake, Senator, Lt. Hodges, Cannonball, Bagger. A Marine squad gets into some awesome firefights with the gooks. Some of the night attacks are so realistic it will give you the sweats. Very realistic. Based upon the author's own first hand experiences as a young Marine sent over during the height of the jungle war. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.