Ernest Lee Ronin is a pseudonym. The author is a retired Army veteran after 28 years of service in the infantry and special forces. He has multiple deployments to Afghanistan, the Balkans, Africa, and the Middle East. He currently resides in his home, east of occupied Pineland.
In the 1966 western classic, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, three men of various moral integrity compete against each other to locate a buried treasure. Along the way, the men exploit each other, fight among themselves, and finally form an uneasy pact, all in the backdrop of the American Civil War.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.