I read this book about 21-Apr-2006. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2001. This note was last modified Saturday, 03-May-2014 21:26:57 PDT.
This is book 9 of the "Brotherhood of War" series.
This note contains spoilers for the book.
Maybe last of the Brotherhood of War novels, but who knows? Most of our old friends (except Phil Parker) get involved in dealing with Che Guevara, in the Congo and in Argentina. Mostly they're trying to keep him alive, having been directed to do that by the Presiden. Everybody seems to think he'll be less dangerous as a failed revolutionary than as a martyr.
In the end, he's killed after being captured in Bolivia; possibly a Cuban exile now in the US Army got to do it, but that isn't quite made clear.
There's a weird section where people don't have any understanding of why somebody might ever support a communist. It's very peculiar; can understand making the argument that the goals inherently can't be met by the system, but for people to fail to understand the goals is blind.
I'd think I would have read this before, when I first bought it, but maybe not.