Saturday, August 20, 2011

The Profession, by Steven Pressfield

This is a war novel, with a bit of suspense and drama.   It takes place in 2032 at which point the USA has turned the bulk of its military activity over to private contractors.   Our hero, Gent, follows his Patton-like commander, General Salter, with love and obeisance, even as Salter prepares to change the governance of the nation.

The paragraph above doesn't convey how well written this novel is; it pulls you forward, demanding you read it in a single setting.    Highly recommended.

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