"...immediately became engrossed in this exciting, thoughtful, eye-opening, and heartfelt tale." - Jon Michael Miller, Readers Favorite
"Filled with action and intrigue, Apricots is a thoroughly engaging blockbuster of a novel where the breakneck pace of the plot and the absorbing narrative never lets your attention waver for a single moment...If you enjoy reading action-packed military fiction novels, Apricots is the book for you." - Pikasho Deka, Readers Favorite
Lieutenant Robert Forrest joined the Marines because his father was a Marine. His whole life he felt the pull of patriotism rooted in his Marine Corps upbringing. But after the Vietnam war, he doubts the Country he's sworn to serve. The collapse of the Republic of Vietnam in 1975 confirmed defeat of the U.S. - and the wasted sacrifice of 58,000 American lives. Getting killed for a lost cause in an unnecessary War is Forrest's greatest fear.
In 1983, eight years after Saigon fell, Lieutenant Robert Forrest leads a Marine platoon bound for Beirut. Along the way, the Marines invade Grenada and then move on to Beirut. Can Forrest reconcile his service with his doubts? Will the Marines all make it out alive? Or will Forrest's worst fears be realized?
Set against the backdrop of a post-Vietnam world, Apricots tells the harrowing story of one Lieutenant and his platoon as they fight in Grenada, the last Combat of the Cold War, and then move onto Beirut to fight the first battles in the War on Terror.
"...a literary winner....Loved the characters, particularly the Gunny...like a lot of Staff NCOs is
superficially coarse but with depth of understanding and intelligence....finally, a novel that
focuses on amtracs!"
Captain Dale Dye Jr. (U.S.M.C. Ret.)--Actor and military consultant for several films,
including Platoon, Saving Privat Ryan, and Band of Brothers.