The Silent Men by Richard H. Dickinson

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27 January 1968

The Viet Cong call him Black Ghost.

Jackson Monroe is the finest American sniper in Vietnam's treacherous Mekong Delta.
Dispatched for a classified "illegal" mission on the Cambodia border, Monroe succeeds beyond expectation, only to be abandoned behind enemy lines and left for dead. Now Monroe's superiors need his lifeless body, back and bagged, to prevent their own court-martial.

But a cunning VC marksman knows better-clues indicate the Black Ghost stalks very close. And this American sniper must be killed before he compromises the North Vietnamese Army's meticulously planned New Year (Tet) offensive.

Snipers both, these two "silent men" cat-and-mouse through the delta terrain, a verdant landscape rendered brutal by political intrigue and harrowing firepower. And when American commanders discover Monroe may be alive, the brass must make an impossible choice-whether to rescue or kill him.

In the tradition of William Craig (Enemy at the Gates), David L. Robbins (War of the Rats), and Stephen Coonts (Flight of the Intruder), The Silent Men is at once subtle, sharp, and devastating. Richard Dickinson's superlative writing, brilliantly realized characters, and tick-tock action make him the point man for the next generation of military thriller.

About Richard H. Dickinson

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Richard H. Dickinson is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. After taking advantage of a unique opportunity to be commissioned in the United States Air Force, he spent twelve years as a hurricane hunter and air traffic controller. His duties included penetrating into the eyes of forty-five hurricanes, flying into radioactive debris clouds from nuclear explosions, and surveilling incoming Russian ICBMs over the North Pacific.He lives in Seattle with his wife, Amy Solomon. The Silent Men is his first thriller in an epic series of novels featuring Jackson Monroe.
Published September 1, 2002 by Rugged Land. 304 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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