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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Thrillers
  • Language:English
  • Pages:300
  • eBook ISBN:9780957592100

Back Part 1: Across the Fence

by Peter Alan Lloyd

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Overview
A covert '68 Special Forces mission to the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Laos, led by Spike Miller, who gives his grandson, Mark, a combat journal and asks him to recover something he left behind in the jungle. Mark, his friend Brad (an ex-US Marine) and a group of NYU students prepare to backpack into the tri-border jungle of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia to find what Spike left behind.
Description
Back Part 1: Across the Fence follows a covert 1968 Special Forces (SOG) mission to the Ho Chi Minh Trail in the jungles of Laos, led by Spike Miller. In alternating chapters it also follows the modern-day story as Spike, now dying of cancer, gives his grandson, Mark, a combat journal and asks him to go back to find something he left in the jungle before he was extracted at the end of that mission. Mark, his friend Brad (an ex-US Marine) and a group of students from NYU prepare to go back into the Vietnam War-ravaged jungle of the tri-border area of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, on a modern-day backpacking trek to find what Spike left behind in 1968. Picking up the company of a trio of dodgy British backpackers as they travel through Phnom Penh, Vientiane and Vang Vieng, the group ends up deep in the jungle and deep in trouble.
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