A NovelBook - 2010
Operating Base Cornucopia: A three hundred-year-old fortress in the remote Iraqi desert where a few dozen soldiers wait for their next assignment; among them, Private Toby Durrant, a self-described "broke nobody." Then a deadly ambush touches off events that put Durrant in the middle of a far-reaching conspiracy. Insurgents massing in the nearby hills, a secretive member of military intelligence, an abandoned toy factory, and a mysterious, half-feral child--Durrant must figure out the links between them if he's to survive. A classic story of a decent man trying to do right under impossible circumstances, this blistering look at military life in "the sandbox" of Iraq marks the debut of a major new talent.
Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Press, c2010
Characteristics: 350 p. ; 24 cm