I’m what you would call a military junkie, but I’m definitely not a fan of war. In my opinion, war is always a last but sometimes necessary resort a nation has to use in desperate situations. Still, it was also quite shocking to hear over the news on 1st May about the death of the world most wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden. Over the next few days news about the operation spread like wildfire and details about what happened flooded the mass-media. Given the secrecy these personnel place on their work, it was quite surprising to see a book actually written by one of the military personnel involved in the operation published so quickly after the raid. This book of course will not leak any secrets out, but it’s more of a book that typically you will read about in any SEAL related books.
It first starts with the selection and training of what it takes to be a SEAL team 6 member. Thereafter you ‘follow’ the author as he brings you along his tour of duties in the various parts of the world. Finally, he shows how they prepared incessantly for the big operation on 1st May.
The book reads very well, it was quite exciting as I move on in the story. The plot was engaging and the books was quite detailed in the describing what the author has went through all these years. The ending however was a bit of an anti-climax, but I guess if in real life maybe it was also likewise, so there’s no point to exaggerate them.
What is good about the book however was the author showed the impact of what happens before and after the raid. What the public was most aware of was the news of the killing, but went on before and after, not many knows and rarely, if any, will share what they know. It was also shown what the SEAL members though as they ran their operation. Although they are there to do their job professionally, they too are humans, they too are deeply concern about their families and their safety.
This is a good and quick book to read, if you like such genres.
Rating: 4.25 / 5