Announcing Tattoo Zoo, a new novel by Paul Avallone, whose clarifying essays and remarkable photos have previously appeared at this website. Paul Avallone has "done" Afghanistan -- as a Green Beret there for three-plus years, as a photojournalist embedded with US Army infantry units, and now a novelist.
This is the story of the courage, camaraderie and sacrifice of the men of the fictional platoon of the title, as these GIs fight a fierce Taliban in a nowhere piece of picturesque real estate called Wajma Valley, while battling a politically correct four-star command determined to prosecute the Zoosters for war crimes or simply leave them in the valley to die.
Sounds like the real deal. Congrats, Paul!