Don't Ask, by conservative novelist B.K. Dell, is the story of America's first openly homosexual Marine and the political firestorm that he never meant to start.
“I never asked you to be a hero, Caleb.” Stacy reached for Caleb’s hand, but Caleb pulled away. “To me, you are already a hero. You’re a hero just because of the way you smile. You’re a hero to me just the way you are.” Stacy spoke these heartrending words with more sincerity than Caleb had ever heard.
But Caleb knew it was an act. The words were meant to serve as an apology for Stacy’s mere presence in California.
“What are you doing here?” Caleb asked with a coldness that indicated the apology was not accepted.
Stacy’s eyes were pleading and desperate, “I don&rsq...