(From the publisher):
We see them everyday. They deliver our mail, build our homes, and teach our children. They are called on to defend our country in times of war and to prepare for action in times of peace. Regardless of their title, they have always been unique, something more than ordinary citizens. They are civilians, and they are soldiers.
None know this better than the residents of Bedlow, Virginia, the home of Company A, 3rd of the 176th Infantry of the National Guard. From the beaches of Normandy in World War II to our own shores during the war on terror, Company A has always stood at the ready. Now they are summoned again: this time to bring peace to the Middle East.
Compensating for Company A's lack of training for the situation, the military assigns senior leadership from the Army. While the move makes sense on paper, it will test the leadership skills of Nathan Dixon, the Army captain sent in to replace the very popular National Guard commander of Company A.
As Dixon struggles to control his own men, outside forces set out to destroy the unit. While Company A mans a security zone that separates Israel from the newly formed Palestinian state, bioterrorists see an opportunity to strike at two oppressive forces, Israel and the United States of America. What follows will take the citizen soldiers from Bedlow, Virginia, to their limits, and test them in ways they could never have foreseen.
Original title: They Are Soldiers
Genre: Fiction→ Adventure→ Military and Naval Adventure