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True North by Mr Roger Rooney
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In 1962, Australian Army adviser Lieutenant Jack Burns is deployed as part of 'The Team' to the Mekong Delta, the hotspot of the Vietnam War, where he is about to undergo the ultimate test of his conviction. As Jack is honing his craft in the Delta, Tran, a teenage soldier girl with the North Vietnamese Army makes her way down the Ho Chi Minh Trail and into the Delta, where she must stare down the might of US firepower at the Battle of Ap Bac. In a war without frontlines, Jack and Tran must fight enemies foreign and domestic if they are to survive the most dangerous place in the world - South Vietnam.

Author Biography

Public servant turned comedian turned author Roger Rooney was awarded a BA (Hons) from Deakin University in Strategic Studies and International Relations and was Senior Researcher at the Refugee Review Tribunal, where he was on the China and South-East Asia desk. A contributor to Men's Health magazine back in the late 1990s, Roger waited until 2010 to start the manuscript for True North, juggling his work commitments as the Program Director of 6,000 regional infrastructure projects, as part of the Rudd Government's response to the Global Financial Crisis. He has represented the Australian Government internationally at the OECD and worked for the Irish Ministry of Justice as a consultant. An American Football tragic, Roger played Quarterback for Monash University, the Geelong Wildcats and Sydney University and coached the ACT Monarchs. He is now retired and sitting back and waiting for Jimmy Gee to guide his beloved San Francisco 49ers to the next Superbowl. A Victorian by birth, Roger lives in Canberra (ACT) with his wife Tina, two beautiful girls, Ava and Lola and his Siamese cat, Frankie Knuckles - acrobat extraordinaire. This is his first book of many
Release date NZ
February 14th, 2018
Illustrations, black and white
Roger Rooney
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