Right To Kill: A Brooklyn Tale
Right To Kill: A Brooklyn Tale is a fast paced novel which depicts the life and times of living in Brooklyn New York during the Vietnam War.&; The story revolves around a young Marine lieutenant by the name of Sean Cercone.
Jim McGinty weaves a story of intrigue depicting life as it was in Brooklyn in the mid-60s.; Along with life in Brooklyn New York, the author goes into detail about what is was like training to be a Marine junior officer during the Vietnam War.&; From the training, the story goes directly to the combat fields of Vietnam where Lieutenant Cercone shakes off his greenness and becomes an effective combat veteran fighting the battles in I Corps to include the siege of Khe Sahn.
The author tells a complex story with scenes of life in Brooklyn along with the characters and family so prevalent in well told Brooklyn neighborhood stories.; Along with tales from the home front McGinty accurately captures the turbulence and politics of these trying times in American history.
This is a well-constructed book which will grab the reader’s attention from the beginning until the last page.
Reviewed by: Dick Geschke;(2014)