Engine Books (2019)
After a tour in Afghanistan and a brutal wound, Larry Chandler was done. Then came the 2007 troop surge and a redeployment to Iraq. With only five weeks left on their tour, Chandler and the men he leads are assigned a dangerous mission. While his men crave action, Chandler just hopes they'll all make it home alive.
"The Surge is a ready-made classic and deserves to be ranked alongside the war fiction of Hemingway, Mailer, and O'Brien."
- David Abrams, author of Brave Deeds and Fobbit
"In this remarkable debut, Adam Kovac has not only produced a vivid and compelling story about the reality of war, he's somehow conjured an allegory for where we are in American history."
- Naeem Murr, author of The Perfect Man
"Readers will come away from this book shaken, mad, stunned."
- Eric Shonkwiler, author of Above All Men
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