I don't know how to describe the wonderful ride the Special Forces series took me on. From Soldiers I to the last word in Veterans, I was entranced by Dan and Vadim, particularly Vadim, I have to say.
I love story that span years and this one spans 25 very turbulent years. The two main characters are joined by a cast of interesting 'mates' who simply add at times and at others, detract from the relationship between the two men.
Compelling reading in a genre I have never read before, nor did I ever think I would want to read it. However, it was Aleksandr Voinov's (Vashtan) name on the cover that drew me to it, having read many of his other works.
I am at odds as to what to read next, but I do know that Vadim will remain my favorite all time hero. Rarely are there such characters written with such grit, sensitivity and realism. Dan improved as the series went on, but in the end, I didn't feel he was worthy of Vadim, but I defer to the handsome Russian's judgment.
I will be seeking more of Voinov's writings, until I have read every word he has written. Then I'll get on a waiting list, if he has one. This author is this good. He gives his readers more than they could ever dream to glean from any book.
Thank you Mr. Voinov, for a most wonderful reading experience. I want to be you when I grow up.