This book was recommended to me by a friend who reads several books a week. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and could hardly put it down once I was with the character and seeing and feeling his experiences. If you are a Canadian you have an affinity to the hero who serves his country bravely. The author writes well and even though this is a novel I feel it was based on the exploits of a real person or persons who served in World War One. A must read for fellow " Canucks " and all else that just want a great story.