Matterhorn is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood.
"This is set during the Vietnam War and follows a Marine unit, Bravo Company, during several battles in the bush around Matternhorn. It is just superbly written, all of the characters, major and minor are indelibly drawn, seem like flesh & blood people whose fates you hold your breath for. It's all there, the adrenalin and terror of battle, the politics of rank, lifers, reserves, desires for medals and glory, racism and the unbreakable bond of brothers in arms on the battlefield. It's intense, heartbreaking, utterly real and incandescent."