A post in another another thread got me thinking of good reads.
BRAVO TWO ZERO
(based on a true story)
This was a really good one, one of my favorites. Read this several years ago, it's about a British special forces team in the first Gulf war. They get compromised and half the iraqi army gets to chasing them down. Something goes wrong with their communications (can't remember what) so they are on their own. Don't want to give up too many details, but definately worth the $6.
They made a movie of it too, but it was pretty pathetic (low budget).
(also based on a true story)
Pilot on the run in vietnam. There was also a movie with Gene Hackman, but need I say it: If you are going to see the movie, see it before you read the book. The book is always so much better. Read this one about 15 years ago, but it's still memorable.
Red Storm Rising
Sometimes a bit unrealistic, but what entertainment isn't?
Basically Russia starts a 3rd world war. Several great story lines going on at once.