An interesting read about the Navajo code talkers of WW II. The story itself was fascinating, and the author did a great job of distilling the complexity of the Pacific Campaign portion of WW II down to a readable level that didn't overwhelm a non-war-historian reader like me. However, I found the narrative style - more storytelling than actual showing - kept the characters at arms length for me. This ended up reading more like a history text than an actual story with real people. Definitely worth reading because of the fascinating subject, but I wish it had more of a novel feel to it.