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When Lieutenant Gavin Kelly's recon platoon swims ashore a Mogadishu beach under the glare of hundreds of news camera lights, it is an appropriately surreal beginning to Operation Restore Hope. This modern war is vastly different from the battles Kelly's father and grandfather fought and from the young lieutenant's own experience during Operation Desert Storm. Minutes afte...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 26th 2007 by Simon & Schuster (first published December 31st 2000)
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Daniel Durr,
This book seemed so realistic to me at times while reading it, I almost thought I was reading a true story.

It depicts the events that occurred during the UN/US intervention in Somalia in the early '90s, some that really happened, others fictional. The writer, himself a former Marine, clearly infuses his characters with the spirit of Marines he must have known. Our involvement in Somalia was relatively short lived, and marred by mishandling of the situation by the highest levels of the US governm...more
April Helms
Feb 27, 2008 April Helms rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: adults
Shelves: fiction
Chalk this one up as another "expand my horizons" type of pick. While not something I would have ordinarily picked as a casual read, I did find it hard to put down. Lt. Gavin Kelly, a Marine trying to live up to the legacy of his grandfather and live down the perceived legacy of his father, is sent to Somalia on "Operation Hope." It is obvious Kelly is dealing with his own demons from the Persian Gulf War, and he chafes at the red tape and international protocol he and his men must contend with....more
Chris Ryan
I know it's fiction, and it is a genre I enjoy, this book has a realism not found in the more popular books of it's type. Not as well polished as some books I've read, yet the realism more than makes up for it. Great book, great story, great character development.
Dave
adventure porn for the nation-building military types. Story is set during the early part of Restore Hope humanitarian mission in Somalia.
Nadir
has a 'been there' authenticity
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Owen attended Harvard University on an ROTC scholarship and rowed for the nationally ranked varsity heavyweight crew team. He served for six years in the Marine Corps and led an infantry platoon, an infantry company, and a reconnaissance platoon before departing as a captain to attend Stanford Business School. Upon graduation, he joined Goldman, Sachs as an energy trader, and is presently a Managi...more
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