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John Bronzo Author Talk, Bridgehampton, N.Y.

May 5, 2016

Next,  Tuesday, May 10, author John Bronzo will be doing an talk at 7:00 p.m. at the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton, New York, on his new book,  Mary Bernadette: Secrets of a Dallas Moon.  To…

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Shell Shock by Steve Stahl

September 18, 2015

Former UCLA and Stanford University psychiatry professor Stephen Stahl is an expert on PTSD. The hero of his novel, Shell Shock (Harley House Press, 448 pp., $17.95, paper; $5.99, Kindle), Dr. Gus Conrad, discover a covert…

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The Bangkok Asset by John Burdett

September 4, 2015

Sometimes fiction is stranger than truth. That’s certainly the case in John Burdett’s latest thriller, The Bangkok Asset (Knopf, 307 pp., $25.95). This sixth novel in the series featuring the Thai detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep---the son…

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Radiant Angel by Nelson DeMille

June 1, 2015

Nelson DeMille is one great storyteller. And he has been for three decades. The former Vietnam War 1st Cavalry Division lieutenant has been producing compelling, page-turning, plot-twisting mystery/thrillers with regularity since the Vietnam-War-themed Word of Honor…

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Don’t Mean Nothin’ by Ron Lealos

January 21, 2015

Ron Lealos did not serve in the military, although he is of the right age to have been a Vietnam veteran. He is the author of a well-reviewed military thriller, Pashtun , which I am…

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Of Bone and Thunder by Chris Evans

January 5, 2015

Chris Evans is the author of the nonfiction book, Bloody Jungle: The War in Vietnam . He is a military historian and was born in Canada. Of Bone and Thunder (Gallery Books, 496 pp., $26.99,…

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The Burning Room by Michael Connelly

December 2, 2014

Maybe it's just a coincidence, but my two absolute favorite detective fiction series feature main characters who are Vietnam War veterans. That would be Dave Robicheaux, the flawed Cajun detective hero of twenty smashingly good procedural/thrillers…

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There Will Be Killing by John L. Hart and Olivia Rupprecht

November 5, 2014

John L. Hart, the co-author of There Will Be Killing: A Novel of War and Murder  (The Story Plant,  350 pp., $14.95, paper, $9.99, e book),  has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than forty years.…

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Red Stick One by Kenneth Kirkeby

October 13, 2014

Kenneth Kirkeby served in the Marine Corps as an intelligence specialist in the Vietnam War. He draws from that experience in Red Stick (K. Kirkeby, 272 pp., $15.95, paper), a fine thriller/adventure novel. The book opens in April of 1970…

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Stingray by Alan C. Thomas

August 15, 2014

Alan C. Thomas's Stingray: The Russians are Listening (America Star, 274 pp., $27.95 paper; audible.com, $27.81 audio book) reads like a memoir, at least for the first quarter of the book. So I am grateful that…

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