I've just finished this 10th book in the Honor series,and I think it's the best written. I loved it and couldn't put it down. I felt like I was experiencing the thoughts, emotions, and bullets along with the heroes in this tale. To experience our Navy, international politics, groomed relationships, and the ingeniuty of a McGuiver-like hero kept my mind enthralled as the events played out. This one was more on land than the others, in Cuba. To see inside a historical period like this, with well researched real people and events, made history come alive for me. I can see it takes a real gift, and brilliance, to foresee the effects of a small action on the politics of a nation. I appreciated the insight into things I will likely never experience. And, I have a renewed respect for the men and women of our armed forces and the role they find themselves playing at times, profoundly different in some cases from what they expected, yet, nevertheless important to shaping our nation. I also really apppreciate that the theme of these novels always is ... act with Honor and there will be invaluable rewards.