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Special Operations: Grant's War
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Unfairly convicted of helping a killer in a drug-related hit, Jack Grant faces five long years in the pen. Except the judge offers him an alternative, a chance to make a difference. Grant joins the infantry, and on the 11th of September 2001, the planes hit the World Trade Center. Soon after, they ship out for Afghanistan. Grant’s unit is tasked with guarding Bagram Airbase. A safe assignment, where his worst enemy is a vindictive platoon lieutenant. That’s until the Taliban mounts a massive attack on the airbase.
It is 1965, and America is putting more boots on the ground to fight the communists who have sent their powerful People’s Army of Vietnam, the PAVN, south. Their aim is to defeat the South Vietnamese Army, the ARVN, and impose the iron fist of communist rule on the democratic South. Walker knows nothing of politics or military strategy and tactics. A single obsession rules his life: to become a major league baseball pitcher.
Rookie Joe Walker, 3rd Brigade, 7th Air Cavalry, was finding life in Vietnam tough. The war is building into a major conflict, yet despite his efforts, he feels like a square peg in a round hole. He can’t shoot straight, missed the bayonet course, and nothing ever goes right. He can throw a mean grenade, but the army made him a rifleman, and they’re determined to make sure he can shoot straight. Or else.
Private Joe Walker and Third Platoon run into an ambush, and this is no ordinary ambush. Waiting for them is a North Vietnamese armored unit. This is a place where no armor should exist for a long, long way. And Third Platoon has no way to engage enemy tanks. Yet they have a radio, and all it needs is a quick call to Da Nang to call in a squadron of fighter bombers. Until the radio is damaged, and the tanks are coming on fast.
After the bloody struggle for Kharkov, the SS Officer who was later to pursue a brutal and bloody career in the jungles of Vietnam has another battle to face. Kursk, the name that has come to symbolize the epic showdown between German and Russian armor, the greatest tank battle in history. The story begins before the battle when the commanders of both sides are fighting an intelligence war. Sent on a mission behind the lines into the heavily defended Kursk salient, Obersturmfuhrer Jurgen Hoffman and his platoon has to fight their way back to their own lines.
During World War II, the Waffen-SS officer who set Vietnam on fire in Devil's Guard - The Real Story began his startling military career in the Russian slaughterhouse of the Eastern Front. It is February 1943 in the snowy wastes around Kharkov. Stalingrad has fallen and a resurgent Soviet army is pushing the German forces back. The newly commissioned officer takes up his posting with Deutschland Regiment, SS Division Das Reich, part of von Manstein's Army Group South.
The sequel to the acclaimed Devil's Guard - The Real Story, the former soldiers of the Waffen-SS find themselves embroiled in a new war. Out of the death and destruction of the French war in Indochina, a new country is born, and a new war begins. Vietnam. The survivors of Hitler's war in Russia who took up arms for the French in the bloody conflict that ended with the debacle at Dien Bien Phu have laid down their arms to start afresh in the fledgling democracy.
Following the myths and legends about Nazis recruited by the French Foreign Legion to fight in Indochina, Eric Meyer's new book is based on the real story of one such former Waffen-SS man who lived to tell the tale.
Life is short and justice a rare commodity in the harsh wastelands of Afghanistan. Navy SEAL Lieutenant Rafe Stoner is about to encounter this cruel truth the hard way. An operation goes tragically wrong, and a Taliban sniper team ambushes a UNHCR ambulance. One of the dead is the woman with whom he intended to start a new life. Stoner turns his back on civilization, and begins a new career as a gun-for-hire in the bitter land ruled by the bomb and the bullet.
Across the brutal killing fields of Afghanistan, an operation is under way to prevent a Taliban massacre. In the middle of the battle, US Navy SEAL Lieutenant Kyle Nolan uncovers a threat that could tear the nation apart. A powerful cleric named Mullah Tarzi has vowed to lead the Taliban in a new war. His plan is to dispatch his fighters and suicide bombers countrywide to reignite the country in a brutal conflict. Only when he has stained the Afghan soil with blood can he feel he has earned the title he craves. The undisputed leader of Afghanistan.
America's greatest military gamble of World War Two, the invasion of France. This is the background for an epic novel of two tanks. The crewmen of the Sherman M4 are an ill-assorted bunch of squabbling Americans, forced to swallow their differences in order to survive. The German Tiger is manned by fanatical young Nazis, Hitler Youth, and led by a tough veteran of the bitter war on the Eastern Front.
PFC Carl Yeager, a rookie infantryman, is on his first tour of Vietnam. Like most new arrivals to war-torn South Vietnam, he has no idea of what he’ll be up against. Going on his first patrol with mixed feelings, his platoon runs into a VC ambush. Fighting off an enemy who appeared from nowhere, he gathers together a scratch unit and pursues the Vietcong ambush party deep into the jungle. Until they disappear, melting into the gloom like ghosts.
Eddie Hawkins, Browning M2 .50 caliber gunner, is good at his work. Some say the best in the business, although he still has plenty of demons to fight. Doubts about his ability still bug him, and things get worse with the arrival of a new platoon lieutenant determined to make his mark. No matter what the cost in men and morale.
They are the best of the best, the Navy SEALs. The world's most elite fighting force. A vital kill-mission inside Afghanistan uncovers an unexpected and deadly plot to use a nuclear weapon. A weapon that could cost thousands of American lives. Once more, the Navy SEALs are called into action. Bravo Platoon, SEAL Team 7, parachutes into action. Yet a question mark hangs over Chief Petty Officer Kyle Nolan.
This is the third book in Eric Meyer's series about the exploits of a group of former Waffen-SS officers who engage the enemy in the never-ending slaughter in Vietnam. It's 1968, the fighting escalates, the body count mounts, and the fighter-bombers and gunships daily prowl the skies in the relentless hunt for their elusive enemy.
The war is heating up, and they have no time for R&R before the Hueys take off and carry them to their next mission. A Vietcong fortified town in the Mekong Delta, a stronghold heavily defended by troops and heavy weapons. The Cav’s job is to go in, take the town and locate and destroy the enemy. To give the VC a hard, brutal lesson they will never forget.
Army Ranger Sergeant Jack Grant is in deep trouble. A blazing attack on Bagram Airbase and a brutal boxing bout against a monstrous opponent have left him wounded and badly beaten. But more trouble is on its way. A court martial looms based on trumped-up charges, and with it the threat of a long spell of imprisonment. Battling enemies from both sides, Grant’s troubles escalate when he is falsely accused of attacking an infantry officer. The base commander, General Weathers, offers Grant a way out.
PFC Eddie Hawkins, a Browning .50 gunner based in Afghanistan, has a reputation as a man who shoots first and shoots straight. His Humvee is commanded by Sergeant Dan Jones, the platoon leader. Leading a training mission into a dummy Afghan village, things go disastrously wrong after a foul-up by an intelligence major. As if it couldn’t be worse, the officer intends to make amends for his mistake and leads them back into the heart of the enemy.
A new warlord, Malik Khan, has appeared inside Afghanistan. A common bandit and a thief, but clever enough to cloak his rampage of murder and pillage under the mantel of Islam. He takes a hospital in a remote area as his base of operations, a former stone built military post perched on a hilltop and said to be impregnable. Safe behind his walls and with the medical staff held hostage, he is free to continue his campaign of robbery and murder unmolested.
Eddie Hawkins is the cupola gunner on a Humvee based in Afghanistan. He has a reputation as a man who shoots first and shoots straight, until things start to unravel. Ordered to accompany a combat engineer to give covering fire while he clears a dangerous highway of IEDs, a brutal, bullying master sergeant gives him the wrong route. The result is a debacle, American lives are lost, and they blame Hawkins. Held in contempt by his crew, the next operation offers him a chance to put things right. Except the same master sergeant has command of his platoon.