Legacy of War

Fiction - Thriller - General
340 Pages
Reviewed on 08/06/2019
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Author Biography

Ed Marohn was an executive with Continental AG and Michelin Tire Corporation, both International Fortune 500 companies. Prior to his corporate career, he was a captain in the US Army (Airborne and Ranger trained) and served with the 25th Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne (Airmobile) Division in the Vietnam War, where he commanded a combat unit of 110 men. He was awarded three Bronze Stars, one Air Medal, and two Army Commendation Medals. Some of his other military tours included Germany, Washington, DC, and The Netherlands as NATO Liaison (Dutch language trained by the US State Department). He was the Assistant Professor of Military History at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has an MA in Counseling (psychology) from the University of Nevada, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Idaho.
After the corporate world he volunteered for eight years as a VA facilitator for military veterans with PTSD. He was Vice Chairman of the Idaho Humanities Council (National Endowment for the Humanities). He served as Board Member of the Idaho Falls City Club. He was elected to a four year term to the Idaho Falls City Council. He wrote as a Local Columnist for the Idaho Falls Post Register and has had his fiction and non-fiction published in multiple magazines.
With his wife Cathie he returned to present day Vietnam some thirty years after the war, where his novel, Legacy of War, was conceptualized. He is currently writing a sequel novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite

Legacy of War by Ed Marohn is something a little bit unique. It isn’t exactly a war novel, but the Vietnam War dominates the narrative. It is a thriller, but it is more of a psychological thriller than spies getting into and out of tight situations. It moves from country to country in a way that keeps the pace moving quickly, but it ends up where you know that it had to; the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. I loved Legacy of War. It has the insight and reflection that any realistic novel about the chaos of war and life must have to be realistic and authentic. Legacy of War will make you think and feel deeply about right and wrong. It also shows that when everything is said and done, some people just cannot find their way through the horror and confusion of war. And some people can.

John Moore is a great hero. He is the perfect kind of hero to tell a story like this. He is educated. He is a person who indulges in a lot of self-reflection, and he knows a little bit about the human mind and the human heart. Ed Marohn’s best choice in writing Legacy of War is choosing John Moore to tell this tale. There are other good characters, some of them even great. This is because Ed Marohn is a great writer. He handles all aspects of storytelling like a master, so we can feel the different settings. We know the different characters, and in the case of the bad guys, we can feel their evil. If you like serious, well-written stories about war in general, and stories about the Vietnam War in particular, you will love Legacy of War.