Whitney Terrell's remarkable novel of the Iraq War, The Good
Lieutenant, literally starts with a bang, as an operation led by
Lieutenant Emma Fowler goes spectacularly wrong. Men are dead -
one, a young Iraqi, by her hand. Others of the casualties were
soldiers in her platoon. And the signals officer, Dixon Pulowski.
Pulowski is another story entirely - Fowler and Pulowski have been
lovers since they first met at Fort Riley in Kansas . . . From this
conflagration, The Good Lieutenant unspools backward in time as
Fowler and her platoon are guided into disaster by suspect
informants and questionable intelligence, their very mission the
consequence of a previous snafu in which an American soldier had
been kidnapped by insurgents. We hear the voice of Lieutenant
Fowler but also those of jaded career soldiers and Iraqis both
innocent and not so innocent. Ultimately, as all these stories
unravel, Terrell reveals what can happen when good intentions
destroy, experience distorts, and survival becomes everything.
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