Silent Heroes is a highly emotional read, action-packed, a vivid story of enormous sacrifice and bravery.When Talibans descends in the village of Nauzad and discover girls can read, a woman accepts the blame and is killed on the spot for breaking the Islam law. Her teenage daughter witnesses the sacrifice and swears revenge, her life and that of her brother becoming intertwined with those of the US Marines serving at FOB Day nearby.But the Taliban is infiltrated everywhere and friends or foes are hard to differentiate. The U.S. Marines fight with bravery to protect the civilians of Nauzad and to fend off the Taliban at Qala-e-Bost, thus protecting Bost Airport, a vital strategic point for the allies. Faced with questions about the necessity of the war, with the trauma of losing their platoon-mates and the emotional scars of battle, the US Marines race against time in one last battle of eradicating the Taliban before it is too late.
This is a very well researched book written in a page-turning, sentimental style. In Silent Heroes, we are brought into a world where girls and women can be killed for reading books and boys are kidnapped to be trained up in the Taliban. We see the fear and hopelessness that hits every village that Taliban chooses to attack. We dive into the day in the life of a soldier serving in Afghanistan and the loyal dogs who assist them in sniffing out bombs. I really appreciate this book and I am glad that I read it. Though it shows the sad reality of human’s cruelty, it also demonstrates what connects all humans – hope. I would recommend this book to everyone. It’s excellent!