The Price of Honor by David Hackworth

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“[Hackworth is] honest, extremely intelligent, and perhaps the best military leader this country has had since Patton.”  —Philadelphian Inquirer
How many years?
How many battlefields?
How many men have
What it takes to pay
With a golden name and a platinum future, U.S. Army Special Forces Captain Sandy Caine was born to be a soldier.  The latest in an eight-generation line of Caine men to serve duty, honor, country at West Point, Sandy’s character has been hammered out on an almost flawless anvil of military tradition.  But one bad apple did fall from the Caine family tree.  When he cracked under fire in Vietnam, Sandy’s father, Alex, dishonored the long gray line and sentenced his only child to a lifetime of brooding.  Now, pulling tours of duty in one global hot spot after another, it occurs to Sandy that he knows a dozen ways to kill a man for every way he knows of being one.
                Little does he know that the truth of what happened to his father in Vietnam’s Central Highlands has transformed into a thirty-year legacy of deception perpetrated by Washington’s most powerful players.  And the only person with the skills to help Sandy untangle the Caine family secrets is Abigail Mancini, an ambitious civilian reporter with the Washington Chronicle, Sandy and Abbie know that combining Special Forces and the Fourth Estate is a recipe for disaster, but living dangerously is its own reward.  In times of war, the first casualty is the truth.  It’s not long before Sandy and Abbie learn that digging it up decades later can get you killed.

About David Hackworth

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DAVID H. HACKWORTH (Col., U.S. Army, Ret.) enlisted in the merchant marine at age fourteen and in the United States Army at fifteen.  From the end of World War II through the Korean War and five tours of duty in Vietnam, he spent a quarter of a century on the country’s battlefields.  Over the past ten years, as a war correspondent and defense editor for Newsweek magazine, a syndicated columnist for King Features, and a radio and television commentator, he has reported from hot spots around the globe including the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti, Korea, and Vietnam.  He is the author of the international bestseller About Face: The Odyssey of an American Warrior and Hazardous Duty.  He lives with his wife and partner, Eihys England, in Connecticut and Australia. 
Published June 6, 2012 by Doubleday. 550 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, War, Religion & Spirituality, Science & Math. Fiction

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