This is #2 in the GOLD EAGLE series VIETNAM: GROUND ZERO, a GOLD EAGLE series of books from a couple decades back in the 1980s written under the 'house name' of Eric Helm, but the author is given as Kevin Randle. In the case of this book, however, another co-author is also listed, Bob Cornett.
The action concerns the U.S. Army Special Forces Camp A-555, or Triple Nickle, which is situated a few klicks from the Cambodian border. The NVA and Viet Cong want to capture several Special Forces personel to interrogate and torture. They succeed in doing this yet all does not go according to their plans, as the Special Force men are determined to turn the tables on them, and do. The captured men are never taken out of Vietnam into Cambodia, as the NVA want the search teams to believe, but are marched around to confuse all concerned parties. Though escape would seem impossible Master Sgt. Fetterman holds very different ideas.
We are introduced to Captain 'Mack' Gerber, Master Sgt. Tony Fetterman, and newspaper correspondent Robin Morrow, with all three people appearing in most of the books. These three will provide transition from one novel to another, which in total number of novels in the series stands at 33 books with 5 super books.
Any reader having interest in Vietnam would be advised to read books in this series due to both their interesting subject matter but also for the fairly actual portrait of Nam on the ground. Some books have maps showing the area of activities and many books also have a small glossary at rear of book to help with military jargon and slang. Being a Vietnam era vet much of the language is familiar to me but every once in awhile I need rely on the glossary, as I did not serve in the Army.
Whatever your reason for picking up any book in this GOLD EAGLE Vietnam: Ground Zero, your reading enjoyment will last long beyond the book.
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