“A fantastic collection of vignettes depicting the range of combat operations in Iraq. The tone is as real as it can get on the bonds of brotherhood challenged by fog of war, the dynamic tension between organizations, and the enemy always has a vote.”
Brigadier General Marianne Watson
“Working the Kill Zone is an enthralling, non-stop, and action-packed adventure. William Craun skillfully writes with evocative detail and transports the reader into the hectic world of being a mercenary in Iraq. A must read for any thrill-seeker who enjoys exploring the excitement and chaos of war.”
Sniper, 3/75 Ranger Regiment, and author of Millennial Ranger
“If you thought you understood the war in Iraq, think again. William Craun’s debut novel tells the story of America’s forgotten warriors, the private military contractors who laid down their lives for their friends in battles the U.S. government was too cowardly to fight.”
Kenneth R. Timmerman
NY Times best-selling author of The French Betrayal of America, and other books.
“…provided all of the right ingredients - Action, Romance, and Brotherhood and the ending was great… I felt like I was there.”
Captain Mike McClane, U.S. Navy
“Great book! Working the Kill Zone is a vivid account of life on the cutting edge during the early days of the war in Iraq. The story is skillfully written, captivating, and the ending is unexpected and excellent. How much of the story is real? That’s hard to tell. If you’ve been there, you will recognize that these events happen. If you’ve never been there, you will feel like you are right there in the middle of all the insanity.”
Major General James Joseph
"Thrilling book, difficult to put down. Written by one who obviously experienced many of the situations encountered by Alex, the main character in the book. The author has been there, done that."
Chief, State University of New York Police (Retired).
“…realistic and believable…vivid and I felt as if I was there.”
Colonel Shauna Snyder, U.S. Army
"An excellent combination of suspense, romance, and military action. A rare view into the role of contractors in the middle east and their contribution. Also offers a better understanding of the radical Muslim beliefs. A really good read."
“…rolls you through these highways of ragged vehicles and desperate people wanting to outlast the other guy for just one more day.”
Lee Craig, Florida
“…makes the reader feel as if they were in the story.”
Moritz Mittermayor, Salzburg, Austria