A lesson in history, flavored by colorful personalities ... Griffin and Butterworth depict the various positions from both political and humanitarian standpoints ... exhibits a hard fact of wartime --- that trust is a cherished but evasive objective. Captain Cronley matures within himself and his assignment, working through personal and public traumas. Fans can only anticipate the next Griffin/Butterworth collaboration.
An interesting, mostly well-told historical adventure, marred by some too-clunky exposition and some bewildering dialogue. Fans of Griffin’s dozens of popular military-themed novels (cowritten, of late, with his son) will want to read this one, but it’s not likely to bring in new readers.