You know what the doctors call me? ‘The Cancer Warrior.’
– Dick Dale
Nicknamed ‘Mad-Dog Mattis’ by his men, he was a command warrior in the old George Patton mode. He wasn’t an armchair general by any definition of that much-maligned term. If a Marine re-upped at a location where he was present, he would personally go to that Marine and thank him or her for rejoining.
– Ryan Zinke
I figured if I write a modern thriller but spliced in the DNA of a classic western – the drifter who comes into town with secrets – I could do something interesting with both genres. Westerns are also an incarnation of the classic knight errant tale, the lone warrior with a moral code, and I love those types of stories.
– Simon Toyne