It is 5am, I have turned the last page, and I must loosen my heart from my throat and place it back in my chest. What a book! What a writer! Granted the story describes some very brutal events by some very frightening people but it also a story about family. In this case the family has been impacted by war. As is often the case, war does not only harm those who fight it but also inflicts the same harm on those that they return to. There is also, under the thriller aspect of the book, a tender story of the bond between brothers and the love between fathers and sons. I am grateful to Bookish First and St. Martin’s Press for allowing me the opportunity to read an advance copy of this excellent book. Of course, it will cost me something because now I will have to buy all John Hart’s other books. He ranks right up there with the likes of James Lee Burke.