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Special Forces #1: Unconventional Warfare

By Chris Lynch   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545861625 Hardcover
176 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545861632 Ebook
176 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

Discover the secret missions behind America's greatest conflicts.

Danny Manion has been fighting his entire life. Sometimes with his fists. Sometimes with his words. But when his actions finally land him in real trouble, he can't fight the judge who offers him a choice: jail... or the army.

Turns out there's a perfect place for him in the US military: the Studies and Observation Group (SOG), an elite volunteer-only task force comprised of US Air Force Commandos, Army Green Berets, Navy SEALS, and even a CIA agent or two. With the SOG's focus on covert action and psychological warfare, Danny is guaranteed an unusual tour of duty, and a hugely dangerous one. Fortunately, the very same qualities that got him in trouble at home make him a natural-born commando in a secret war. Even if almost nobody knows he's there.

National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch begins a new, explosive fiction series based on the real-life, top-secret history of US black ops.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Chris Lynch’s World War II series

*" A expertly crafted war story with fluid prose, bleak humor, careful attention to historic detail, and a view of ‘The Good War’ worth pondering." —Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

" All the sizzle, chaos, noise and scariness of war is clay in the hands of ace storyteller Lynch." —Kirkus Reviews

" Though aimed at younger readers, Lynch doesn’t write down, instead offering a powerful taste of war on a personal level." —Publishers Weekly