This book ranks with "Killer Angels" as one of the ten best of all time books on the experience of war. Written in the first person from first hand experience, it is entertaining, engrossing and, in the descriptions of confrontation and battle, riveting. O'Kane's skill and determination were matched by an extraordinary sense of adrenalin boosting nerve under fire in the face of almost overwhelming odds.
The almost seamless integration of the crew, from Captain, through Exec and down thru the lowest ranking member of the team is admirable and would seem to belong more to the realm of fiction than reality. If it were not so fully documented, it would hardly be credible.
A must read for war buffs, and anyone who loves adventure and suspense; Twentieth Century war when it was still "seat of the pants" and at the inception of modern technology