‘Outside The Wire: a U.S. Marine’s Collection of Combat Poems & Short Stories Volume 2’ is the second volume of Combat poetry and short stories from poet/author Justin T. Eggen. Volume 2 gives genuine insight and perspective to the arduous and destructive environment that a generation of men and women found themselves in post 9/11. Eggen’s poetry is the eerie truth that was Operation Enduring Freedom; a battlefield riddled with tens of thousands improvised explosive devices while American troops navigated their way through being ambushed, taking indirect fire & fighting the hidden threat that laid beneath ground. Eggen’s words immerse you on the ground, holding a metal detector scanning for non-metallic IEDs in a foreign country surrounded by an enemy you cannot see. This book is not to be missed.