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God's Children (2000) [Novel]
by Harold Coyle Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Blessed be the Peace Keepers,

for they will be called God's Children.

[Matthew, 5:9]

It is from this biblical saying that Harold Coyle has taken the title of his new novel, God's Children. Yet peacekeeping is not child's play. A tale of high-tech warfare set in the near future, God's Children is the story of the 3rd Platoon, C Company, 2nd Battalion of the 13th Infantry, and two young officers who attempt to keep a peace that is falling apart before their very eyes.

Fresh from West Point, Second Lieutenant Gerald Reider finds himself thrust into the middle of this growing crisis. As a new platoon leader, he is eager to take on the challenges of command, but his superiors are not as confident. Faced with an uncertain situation on the ground, the battalion commander sends a seasoned officer along with Reider during his first patrol. For First Lieutenant Nathan Dixon, the assignment to accompany the 3rd platoon during a routine patrol is a welcome break from a staff assignment that he finds stifling and mundane. But Reider's first patrol quickly becomes anything but routine as ethnic tensions, so long held in check by the peacekeepers, break into open conflict. Caught in the middle, isolated from their parent unit, and assailed by both warring parties, the 3rd Platoon finds itself in a struggle for survival against overwhelming odds. Within the platoon, a private war erupts between Reider, anxious to prove himself, and Dixon, the veteran staff officer who steps forth and assumes command.

Simultaneously an action-filled adventure and a study of contemporary issues facing today's soldier, this novel displays Coyle's vast knowledge of military affairs through thrilling yet realistic scenes. Proving once again that Coyle is a master of military fiction, God's Children is as timeless as war itself.

Original title: God's Children
Original languages: English

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Genre: FictionAdventureMilitary and Naval Adventure

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