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Ultimate soldier. Ultimate mission. But will the SAS survive a nightmare journey into the tunnel lair of the Viet Cong?

June 1966: 3 Squadron SAS (Australian Special Air Service) set up a forward operating base in Vietnam's Phuoc Tuy province, a swampy hell of jungle and paddy fields 45 miles east of Saigon, in the heart of enemy territory.

The Viet Cong have bases throughout the jungle, and the Australians soon find themselves under constant attack. Enter three members of the legendary 22 SAS to assist in a major assault against the Viet Cong: Sergeant Jimmy 'Jimbo' Ashman, founding member of the Regiment; Sergeant Richard 'Dead-Eye Dick' Parker, veteran of previous SAS operations in Malaya, Borneo and Aden; and Lieutenant Colonel Patrick 'Paddy' Callaghan, pulled out of administration specially for this secret mission.

Working under appalling conditions, Brits and Aussies must try to forge themselves into a potent fighting machine, as they have been tasked with the fearsome job of rooting the Viet Cong out of their labyrinthine tunnel system. It will be a journey into hell, and some will never return.

©2016 Shaun Clarke (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Good start, although too fictional.

it could've been about sewing there was that much talk of stitching... and the contradictions...

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Poor research and poor performance

This is a poorly researched book. The author doesn’t get the information right and seems to just make up names for equipment and places. Some of the equipment and places mentioned did not exist.
The accents are appalling in the performance and some words would not be used or pronounced by Australians
All round my worst experience from this supplier!

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  • 23-05-2021

Constant bickering!

This book makes the SAS in ‘Nam seem like a bunch of school girls constantly bickering with each other.

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  • Mark L.
  • 29-06-2020

Entertaining

I found this book both factual and entertaining. During the Viet Nam conflict the Viet Cong often used tunnel systems. These complexes were ingeniously constructed and widespread. To enter these labyrinths was very dangerous as illustrated in this book.

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  • 15-08-2017

The accents made it hard

Good story but terrible attempt at Australian accents by the narrator! They really put me off.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-2021

Excellent story. Compelling factoid.

I have read many of Shaun Clarke's books, especially his SAS Soldier A, B, C... series, and they are superb. This one is no exception.
This is the first that I have listened to and unfortunately the narrator sounds completely bored throughout the descriptive sections, however his accents are brilliant so it balanced out quite well.

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