Mad Boy by Nick Arvin

A wild, at times hilarious, at times touching, romp set during the War of 1812. Redcoats and Bluecoats face off, slaves seek their freedom, looters and pirates hope to take advantage of the chaos of war, while many people are trying to survive.

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Deep Black by Sean McFate

The plot is fast-moving with a few surprising turns. The action spans from Iraq to Turkey to England. The plot also includes a lot of intrigue involving not only the mercenary company that formerly employed Locke, but also a power struggle in Saudi Arabia.

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War Cry by Wilbur Smith

Smith's writing is detailed with great descriptions. The character development is excellent. Smith firmly establishes the backgrounds of the antagonists and protagonists. War Cry is a wonderful work of fiction by a master storyteller.

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