Silent Heroes, When Love and Values are Worth Fighting for was chosen as one of 5 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime:
A group of U.S. Marines and their MWD, Military Working Dogs, are the last chance of survival for a small group of Afghan people, the survivals of a city of ten thousand inhabitants. The U.S. Marines fight with bravery to protect the civilians of Nauzad and to fend off the Taliban at Qala-e-Bost, thus protecting Bost Airport, a vital strategic point for the Allies. Faced with questions about the necessity of the war, with the trauma of losing their platoon-mates and the emotional scars of battle, the US Marines race against time in one last battle of eradicating the Taliban before it is too late.
What happens when an educated woman is prepared for the ultimate sacrifice in order to teach reading to the girls in her community? She leaves behind a daughter and a son whose lives become intertwined with those of the US Marines serving at FOB Day nearby. But the Taliban is infiltrated everywhere and is hard to differentiate between friend and foe. One thing is certain: the Marines can rely on their Military Working Dogs.
Silent Heroes, When Love and Values Are Worth Fighting for is a contemporary fiction novel, filled with action and emotional twists and turns. It is a work of fiction about everyday people, soldiers and dogs caught in war, a read filled with action, thrill and emotional twists and turns.
Silent Heroes has a strong historical and cultural feel of the area where the action takes place, Afghanistan.
Silent Heroes takes a fresh look at the War in Afghanistan, at the souls, the dreams and the inner beauty of those caught in it: soldiers, locals, and the land. For these reasons, Silent Heroes is a narrative that allows humanity to take first stage.
The themes present in Silent Heroes are of courage and heroism, women’s rights, coming of age, survival, power and corruption and, not in the least, love.
Publisher : Independently published (July 10, 2019)
Language : English
Paperback : 369 pages
ISBN-10 : 1079754911
ISBN-13 : 978-1079754919
Kindle: ASIN : B07V4GMRV6
Hardcover ASIN : B08XLNTBZV
Hardcover: ISBN-13 : 979-8713552824
What readers have to say about Silent Heroes, When Love and Values are Worth Fighting for
“Involving novel about life in Afghanistan… a flowing story. I recommend this to anyone who wants an involving and informative read.” (Emma B Books)
“Intense, evocative and heart-wrenching narrative of destruction and hope.” (Amazon Review)
“The beauty of language is expertly navigated by Furstenberg. She weaves together the words in an almost poetic way. […] there were passages I reread just for the pure beauty of the words.” (Books by Jen)
“Although this is a work of fiction there are truths to it that will tug at your heart. For anyone who has not read one of Patricia’s books then I would recommend this one.” (Amazon Review, Mandie Griffiths, Reviewer
“If your looking for a fast paced read I really can’t recommend this book highly enough. It’s a definite must read.” (Mani’s Book Corner)
“The relationship between the dog handlers and their dogs was a highlight of the book. The dogs were given such strong personalities and their connection to their handlers was beautifully portrayed. The story revolves around these relationships and their importance.” (Amazon Review)
“The relationship between the dog handlers and their dogs was a highlight of the book.” (Books by Jen)
“This is my first ever military, Taliban, Marines novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This book is well researched, well written and very easy to follow.” (Amazon Reader)
“A helpful and unique taste of the War in Afghanistan and helped to disseminate the information in a non-biased way.”
“A book not to be missed.” (Amazon Review)
“Silent Heroes is a book that evokes so many emotions, presenting readers with tragedy, trauma, heartache and pain, homesickness, and incredible courage. The pride the men take in fulfilling their duty also shines through. Characters are realistically and skillfully drawn, coming to life as the story unfolds. The ‘heroes’, both human and canine, are endearing and memorable. The author also succeeds in filtering in the historic and religious reasons for the Taliban activity in a country that has been fought over and war-torn for centuries.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to know more about the Taliban and the situation in Afghanistan, as well as to anyone who wants a novel with plenty of action and great characters.”
*Silent Heroes is the ideal read for the fans of The Kite Runner and Dear John!*
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