Readers will have to cut us some slack. Scripsi is snorkeling and Plume is scrambling to catch up after the arrival of the latest feather in the family cap, the sensationally beautiful Clarissa Jane de Plume, entailing paternity leave and a resultant groaning in-basket. All will be – well – normal before too awfully long.
In the meantime we continue to plug away at the crime fiction and gents manly adventures, this weekend’s assignment being The Towers by David Poyer, hands down the most accurate and interesting modern naval writer. The Towers are the World Trade Center and the book is Poyer’s take on the event and the military reaction, most of which is in Afghanistan, with heart-stopping side trips to Yemen.
Poyer is not to be lumped with the likes of Tom Clancy. It’s never over the top. Always thoughtful. Always as accurate as he can make it. Civilians who never served can be assured they are having a realistic look at how the military actually works.