Framing the Dialogue

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No Easy Day

I had not planned on reading the “firsthand account of hte mission that killed Osama Bin Laden (UBL),” but there has been so much writhing and hand-wringing and threats and whining I thought that I’d weigh in and give the former Navy SEAL some of my hard EARNED money. No Easy Day, first off, is an extremely well written book that grabbed me and forced me to read it in about a day.  One may want to give credit to the co-author, Kevin Maurer, but I have to remember that to be a SEAL doesn’t just mean that you are good at killing people.  These young men are the best of the best and then the best of those are chosen to be special operations forces.  Mark Owen (a psuedonym – he has since been outed, but I won’t do that) shares some of his other missions leading to UBL’s untimely death (it should have been many years before).

Lone Survivor

The “lone survivor” was author Marcus Luttrell ; those who didn’t survive were his family.  They were not born of the same blood, but became family through training and the tough job they volunteered for to protect our freedom.  Lone Survivor was subtitled “The eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10” thought the book was so much more. 

The Lions of Lucerne

WOW!

I had heard good things about author Brad Thor’s novels featuring U.S. Secret Service agent Scot Harvath.  Rather than read the latest volume, I went back and bought his first novel. The Lions of Lucerne lived up to what I had heard, but it grabbed me and pulled me in like I love novels to do.  The Secret Service’s main role is to protect the President, however, powerful forces pull off perhaps the crime of the century killing all but one of a Secret Service detail.