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The Good Lieutenant



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The Good Lieutenant literally starts with a bang, as an operation led by Lieutenant Emma Fowler of the US Army's 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry goes spectacularly wrong. Men are dead - one, a young Iraqi, by her hand. Others of the casualties were soldiers in her platoon. And the signals officer, Dixon Pulowski. Pulowski is another story entirely - Fowler and Pulowski have been lovers since they first met at Fort Riley in Kansas. From this conflagration, The Good Lieutenant unspools backward in time as Fowler and her platoon are guided into disaster by suspect informants and questionable intelligence, their very mission the consequence of a previous snafu in which an American soldier had been kidnapped by insurgents. We hear from Lieutenant Fowler but also the voices of jaded career soldiers and Iraqis both innocent and not so innocent. Ultimately, as all these stories unravel, Terrell reveals what can happen when good intentions destroy, experience distorts, and survival becomes everything. From a terrific writer at the top of his form, Whitney Terrell's The Good Lieutenant is a gripping, necessary novel about a war that is proving to be the defining tragedy of our time.

Product code: 9781509836949

ISBN 9781509836949
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H216xW135xS24
On Sale Date 09/02/2017
No. Of Pages 288
Publisher Pan Macmillan
A gripping, insightful, necessary novel of the war that is proving to be the defining tragedy of our time.