Harold Coyle graduated from the Virginia Military Institute and spent 14 years on active duty with the US Army ranging from Tank Platoon leader to operations officer in Korea.
In Bright Star the action focusses on Armour operations and Coyle includes movement diagrams to illustrate the action.
This is a great read for fans of Armoured Warfare tactics.
Sean Bannon is a young tank commander in Germany when the balloon goes up.
The novel describes a week of modern tank warfare in Europe at the sharp end. The pace is exhausting and punishing on minds, bodies and machines.
WARNING: This book may turn you ( at least temporarily ) into a tank - sim - nut. Team Yankee was released as a sim for the Atari and PC in the late '80's.