Germline - T.C. McCarthy An extremely intense, gritty ride through a futuristic war with the Russians over metals underground.
Our chief protagonist battles through drug addiction and an over whelming need to find love in war struck Kazakhstan. A fairly short book at 350 pages but a quick read as you cannot put this book down.
Told in first person, you really get into the head of the reporter Oscar Wendall as he goes through emotional and physical hell in positions where people seem to get blown away around him - yet he miraculously survives the many encounters he finds himself in and makes it back home.
A highly recommended military sci-fi novel that is set not to far in the future and I will definitely be on the look out for the second novel of the proposed trilogy.