Engine Books (2019)
After he was wounded in Afghanistan, Larry Chandler is sent to Iraq to lead underprepared National Guardsmen during the 2007 troop surge. When his unit is assigned a dangerous mission, Chandler must confront his past in a bid to bring his soldiers home alive. Inspired by his deployments, Adam Kovac's debut novel reveals the human cost of war.
"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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