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The Sandbox (Paperback)

Author:  David Zimmerman
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 156947916X
ISBN-13: 9781569479162
Sku: 216805621
Publish Date: 4/5/2011
Pages:  272
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Operating Base Cornucopia. A three-hundred-year-old fortress in the remote Iraqi desert where a few dozen soldiers wait for their next assignment, among them Private Toby Durrant, a self-described "broke nobody." Then a deadly ambush touches off events that put Durrant in the middle of a far-reaching conspiracy. Insurgents massing in the nearby hills, a secretive member of military intelligence, an abandoned toy factory and a mysterious, half-feral child--Durrant must figure out the links between them if he''s to survive. This blistering look at military life in "the sandbox" of Iraq marks the debut of a major new talent.
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Operating Base Cornucopia. A three-hundred-year-old fortress in the remote Iraqi desert where a few dozen soldiers wait for their next assignment, among them Private Toby Durrant, a self-described "broke nobody." Then a deadly ambush touches off events that put Durrant in the middle of a far-reaching conspiracy. Insurgents massing in the nearby hills, a secretive member of military intelligence, an abandoned toy factory and a mysterious, half-feral child—Durrant must figure out the links between them if he's to survive. This blistering look at military life in "the sandbox" of Iraq marks the debut of a major new talent.
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Conveying the intensity and complexity of the life of a soldier in the Iraq War through a furiously plotted thriller, David Zimmerman makes a stunning debut with THE SANDBOX. Stuck at a remote U.S. army base in the middle of the Iraq desert, Private Toby Durrant doesn't have many aspirations except to stay alive long enough to get home to see his fiancée and their expected baby. Given his experience and civilian record, he's hardly the person to head a special investigation, but that's exactly what his commanding officer asks him to do after a remotely controlled bomb explodes killing two soldiers. When the Iraqi prisoners is was instructed to interrogate are found dead, Toby finds himself in the middle of the quick-sand of a wide-reaching conspiracy, in which maintaining his humanity turns out to be as tough as sifting out the truth.

Praise

"Zimmerman is a talent to watch." (starred review) 02/08/2010

"This fine first novel skillfully portrays both the eternal verities of war as well as the stark differences that each war imposes on the young who do the fighting; like many war novels, it powerfully conveys the message that young soldiers are more honorable than those who put them in harm's way." - Thomas Gaughan 03/01/2010

"[G]ripping....THE SANDBOX is a strong debut....Zimmerman's willingness to risk melodrama is often matched by his ability to turn it into genuine feeling...." - Joel Turnipseed 04/18/2010

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0272
Product attributePublisher:   Soho Press
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