Running with the Enemy
Literary Awards for this novel:
Honorable Mentions in General Fiction
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 ..."
"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."
"From the first chapter to the end, it kept me going. Lofthouse writes from his heart and that always makes for a good story."
"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."
fight/combat scenes are stunning, very realistic … Betrayal, revenge, murder,
and desperation make this a must read! … Very highly recommended.”
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
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."
"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
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
"Sometimes the scenes are very graphic and made
me cringe with the violence and abuse but it's bearable ... Overall, a very
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