Review from OnlineBookClub.org
William H.Coles approaches his fiction novel Tour of Duty with historical accuracy. The novel is set in France during the cold war, but there are also references to the past: D-Day, the bombing of Nagasaki and the Jewish Holocaust. The story begins in 1960 and ends in 1966 and the tone of the writing reminds me of the way novels were written back then.
The action takes place mainly at US Air Station from Châteauroux, France, with all the main characters being connected to this place. One of the strengths of the author’s style is characterization. The main characters have detailed backgrounds, they are affected by the experiences they live through and they change a lot due to these experiences.
There is nothing to dislike in this novel. It has all the ingredients of a great work Read the entire review here…