Running with the Enemy

Lloyd Lofthouse

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Literary Awards for this novel:
Runner Up in General Fiction

2013 Beach Book Festival

Honorable Mentions in General Fiction
2014 Los Angeles Book Festival
2013 San Francisco Book Festival
2013 Hollywood Book Festival
2013 New York Book Festival

ISBN: 978-0-9860328-1-3


e-book cover
January 2015


Paperback Cover
January 2013


Praise for Running with the Enemy


“Obviously drawn from the author's first-hand experiences as a Marine serving in Vietnam, Running with the Enemy is a rough but occasionally heartfelt war story. ... The book is sometimes too obviously drawn from his experience. But ultimately that's a small complaint about a book that, on the whole, is quite good and has a lot to say about the nature of the conflict ..."
  21st Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards commentary from an anonymous judge


"The author definitely has inlcuded vivid, entrancing descriptions of the country, the people and the military who served there. ... It is an action-filled, intriguing story I will not forget soon."
5-star review from KMT through a Library Thing Giveaway


"From the first chapter to the end, it kept me going. Lofthouse writes from his heart and that always makes for a good story."
  4-star review from Mahree through a Library Thing Giveaway


"For those who would like to get a sense of what combat was really like, this is an excellent book, which began as a memoir of Vietnam."
  4-star review from Harvee L.   [an Amazon Vine Voice]


"The fight/combat scenes are stunning, very realistic … Betrayal, revenge, murder, and desperation make this a must read! … Very highly recommended.”
  5-star review from Great Historicals


“This was quite a riveting but cruel story, not for the faint of heart. Well written with very graphic language and violent scenes but all-over, a very good suspense book.”
  4.5-star review from Lynelle of (South Africa)


“This is a real pulse pounding adventure that is not for the faint of heart. You have a heroic soldier and crazed villains and a satisfying ending. I always like when the easy way is not taken, it leads to a much better read for the hero to overcome his problems with forceful determination. A must read for those that like military adventure."
  4-star review from Exapno through a Library Thing Giveaway


"Lloyd Lofthouse brings the horror and intensity of the Vietnam war to the reader in a fast-paced and thrilling story."
  5-star review by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite


"Running with the Enemy is an action-packed, fast-paced thriller that tells a story of a good man who must fight hard to prove he was framed ... an adrenaline-pumping thriller."
5-star review by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite


"Sometimes the scenes are very graphic and made me cringe with the violence and abuse but it's bearable ... Overall, a very exciting read."
 5-star review by Lorena Sanqui for Readers' Favorite



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The Soulful Veteran


Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam vet who went to college on the GI Bill earning a BA in journalism. His first novel, "My Splendid Concubine", earned fifteen literary awards. His short story, "A Night at the Well of Purity"—based on a real incident during the Vietnam War—was named a finalist at the 2007 Chicago Literary Awards.