Over the weekend, I decided that it was about time I read a book that I really wanted to read in lieu of one I’ve been meaning to. I’ve stopped in the middle of several books a little while back because I just couldn’t seem to give them the attention they deserved. They were, quite simply, not where I wanted to be. Where I wanted to be was deeply fixate on this particular book – When Brothers Meet by John Henry Hardy.
I was captivated by this book. I had a difficult time putting it down the moment I started reading. It is 2041, and President Constance Higgins is in a predicament. After a socialist presidential administration, the country is $32 trillion in debt, so the government is forced to seek financial aid from foreign nations. In the meantime, U.S. intelligence operatives expropriate an unusual transmission that mentions something called “Operation Dragon.” Soon, further chaos and war arise. Another plotline entails brothers Mike and Sean Dalton, the sons of President Higgins’ best friend, Maria. This book successfully captures the difficulty of wartime, both for those on the front line and for the decision-makers in the government.
This was a very good, exceptional story! It caught my attention right away with the lady president and all her cabinet, and the remarkable and heated stuff going on in the country. This story tells of the havoc of war, the cost of human lives, and as well as the trauma it takes to go to war. It's a uniquely personal story, also, with the two brothers, Mike and Sean, and their lifelong rivalry. I felt like the author did a wonderful job with plot and storyline. John Henry Hardy did a splendid job with character development and backstory. I enjoyed the book, and highly recommend it.