10 Klicks South of Whiskey

10 Klicks South of Whiskey

by Ryan Smithson

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Overview

PenCraft Award Winner - Young Adult Fiction

Pickpocketing is not honest, but it is lucrative. That is, until 17-year-old Charles Main gets caught, and the judge gives the vagrant a choice: go to prison or join the Army. In basic training, he is amazed (and confused) by all the people who actually volunteered to be here. But he soon befriends Carrie Borden, one of the first female cavalry scouts in the U.S. Army, who helps him understand what selfless really means. Deployed together in the fight against ISIS, their platoon quickly gains a reputation of mythological proportions. Everything changes, though, when Charles witnesses one of his leaders make a fatal mistake on an otherwise impeccable mission. Caught trying to contain the messy aftermath, he finds that being honest and telling the truth isn’t always the same thing.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781684330782
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 07/19/2018
Edition description: First Printing ed.
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 697,423
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Ryan Smithson joined the Army Corps of Engineers following 9/11 and was deployed to Iraq in 2004. Upon returning home, he began writing his memoir, Ghosts of War: The True Story of a 19-Year-Old GI (HarperCollins, 2009), which was nominated as an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. It is required reading in high schools and colleges across the country, and was adapted for the stage by the Griffin Theatre in Chicago.

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