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In this gritty tale of young men and women torn between the laws of the land and the laws of the heart, a dark journey leads from a moonlit beach in Mexico to mayhem in Iran then back to a country looking for its soul. The Officers Club captures the passions and confusion of the times, the reckoning due after a decade of indulgence and the commitment of those who stayed in uniform through the bad years. As the military and society struggle to right themselves, their conflicts are embodied in the question: Who killed Lieutenant Jessie Lamoureux?
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By Stephen on 05-27-11
Better than I expected
Ralph Peters' non-fiction works have all been excellent, but his earlier fiction efforts were good--not great. I chose to download this book just because of the novelty of the setting. I didn't think that even Ralph, who was an MI officer, could capture the peculiar nature of Fort Huachuca. I was wrong. His descriptions of the locales, the attitudes, and the pressures of transient student life are amazing. His characters are credible (both from a literary sense and a real-world sense) and entertaining. He did a near-perfect job of pulling all of the elements of the complicated plot together in the end. I hope that Ralph Peters will continue in his dual-track writing career.
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By JCL on 08-30-13
Excellent! Well worth the price.
In spite of the title, this is not an Army story. The Army base is just a backdrop for the action. A well conceived story with some unexpected twists. I should have seen the end coming, but didn’t, which is good. Very enjoyable story and well-read.
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