The Surge

The Surge

by Adam Kovac


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Larry Chandler had done his time in Afghanistan when he was redeployed to Iraq. With only five weeks left, Chandler is assigned a dangerous mission. While his men crave action, Chandler hopes they’ll all make it back alive.

Inspired by his deployments, Adam Kovac’s debut novel is set during 2007’s troop surge, revealing the human cost of achieving military objectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938126413
Publisher: Engine Books
Publication date: 01/29/2019
Pages: 188
Sales rank: 1,272,960
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Adam Kovac served in the U.S. Army infantry, with deployments to Panama, Haiti, Iraq and Afghanistan. A former journalist, he's also covered the crime and court beats for newspapers in Indiana, Florida and Illinois. Kovac earned his MFA in creative writing from Northwestern University. He lives with his wife and son in suburban Chicago. This is his first novel.

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“Ever since the United States has been throwing our men and women into combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, novelists have been trying to come to grips artistically with these so-called ‘forever wars.’ Onto this already-crowded shelf of war literature comes one of the best of the bunch: Adam Kovac’s The Surge. It perfectly captures the combat experience — long periods of boredom punctuated by sudden bursts of violence — in prose that never lets up in intensity.”
— David Abrams, author of Brave Deeds and Fobbit

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