Double Salute - A Novel by Mark Totilo
In the wake of a ship board fire where he is severely injured and a shipmate is killed, Petty Officer Alex Sievers arrives in Great Lakes Illinois to take command of a misfit company of recruits competing for the Double Salute. Against this backdrop, Sievers battles a fellow company commander he once called friend, grapples with the advances of an estranged girlfriend and is tormented by his past failure. Drawing from the annals of naval tradition Sievers races to find answers and the courage to face his fears before his whole life is consumed in the mass conflagration.
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IABookReviews.com gave this a 8.0/10.0! October 16, 2013
Review: This mystery suspense handled a lot of different circumstances and scenarios with military heroes. The story was well written and the characters were well built as well. The plot was unique and satisfying. I was pleasantly surprised by what I found when I flipped through the pages. I'd recommend this to any military suspense fan!
Double Salute, October 12, 2013
This is a book that has you reflecting on your own life. You can't help but relate to the main character, Alex, on so many levels. We have all been at the point where it seems our best isn't enough and don't know where to turn. I have never been in the military but that didn't affect my ability to thoroughly enjoy the book.
Overall it was well written and the story line really pulls you in. I have a feeling this will be one of those books that I will continue to think about for a long time. That is a rarity for someone who reads as much as I do!
A Great New Addition To The Genre, October 12, 2013
Double Salute is undoubtedly a great book, it definitely stands out from most others in the same genre due to the author's distinct writing style. The author manages to keep up a captivating and smooth pace from start to finish and it really had me hooked within the first few pages all the way to the end. The plot is definitely unique, it retains some classical elements of what you would expect in a mystery-genre way but with its own unique twist. The characters are also very original and they fit very well into the story, the author has done a good job of giving them just enough detail for them to not seem plain and boring but also with an element of mysteriousness still prominent. They fit very well into the plot and make for a very interesting read.
Happily surprised October 9, 2013
By C. Charles
I did not think I would appreciate this book because I'm not really a fan of military type books so it came as a nice surprise when I found myself quite engaged with the story and rooting for the lead character who is quite a relatable guy. Double Salute is a well written book that will keep you engaged and interested and along the way you may even reflect on your own life and the consequences of your choices.
Nautical Tale, October 6, 2013
The author, Mark Totilo, of Double Salute was really effective in allowing us to get into the mind of Alex in the book. He had so much to deal with, from the start of the storyline to the very end.
I could actually relate to all of his struggles. I know all about events in life that never received proper closure come back and haunt you in various ways. You have to fully get over those things not only for the sake of your conscience, but because it interferes in your future.
Following Officer Sievers as he tried to navigate his way really kept me captivated, and for that reason this book has become one of my favorites. Plus, you have to love a good old nautical tale. Double Salute is a great book, highly recommended!
A Great Read, October 3, 2013
I love this book. Read it in one sitting. The story is well written, the characters are complex, interesting and believable. The characters are wonderfully written so that you know exactly what they're thinking and feeling. It was easy to picture them in my mind.
I really enjoyed the way this story developed. It was an interesting book that kept me reading. I enjoyed this author. I can't wait to get another Mark Totilo's book! This was a thrilling, touching story that was fun to read and a pleasure to recommend.
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