"A rich, sweeping epic of a novel…an absolute winner."
"Powerfully compelling and moving…historical fiction of a high order…hypnotic storytelling…mesmerizing."
–Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"This compelling, fascinating exercise of historical fiction proves, again, that Jim Webb is as fine a novelist as he was a Marine. Enough said."
–George F. Will
"James Webb offers it all…a page-turning tour de force that examines our morality and makes us question what we ourselves would have done."
–Nicholas Sparks, author of The Notebook and Message in a Bottle