A down-on-his-luck freelance magazine writer who finds lost or misplaced objects to supplement his income. A purloined map purported to show a treasure buried by the pirate Blackbeard. A duplicitous blonde. A trio of goons. A businessman who made a fortune by manipulating money then lost it all; the businessman attempting to regain his wealth through designer drugs. The story is set in 1992.
The first collection of short works by science fiction novelist David Sherman. It includes his earliest neophyte attempts all the way to published short stories, plus poetry and a college paper that convinced him that he could write. This book is a look into the genesis and early development of an accomplished writer who
A lone fourteen man US Marine rifle squad finds itself isolated behind North Vietnamese Army forces during the 1968 Tet Offensive. They must survive despite not having supplies, and while avoiding numerous deadly booby traps and being hunted by a far larger North Vietnamese unit. All the while dealing with conflicts within the squad.
Men who have been in combat may or may not tell war stories. When they do they leave out some details and often change things as the stories can bring up painful memories. Marine vet of Vietnam Henry J. Morris sits down with his son twenty years after the war to tell about his experience. In a series of short monologues he tells his stories. Each is followed by a narrative of what really happened.
Major Nghu, the fanatic North Vietnamese officer from book 1, is back. This time, he's got many more soldiers under his command, and uses different tactics, which he believes are guaranteed to defeat the Marines and Popular Forces of Combined Action Platoon Tango Niner. He starts by violating the Christmas truce - at a time when the Marines have American women visiting for Christmas dinner!
The Marines of Combined Action Platoon are trapped between a rock and a hard place. They need to get their Popular Forces platoon back, and they have to stop the VC who keep running supplies and troops through their area - and launch assaults on Camp Apache, the Marines' outpost. Then they need to somehow deal with the VC base to their west.
In book 3 of The Night Fighters, the Marines of CAP Tango-9 have to clear themselves of the drug charges brought at the end of book 2. In addition to that, they still have to deal with the corrupt assistant district chief, and defend Hou Bun village from the rampaging Viet Cong who keep coming through. This is the most difficult trial the Marines and the South Vietnamese Popular Forces have had.
Main Force Assault follows the Marines and Popular Forces of Combined Action Platoon T-9 as they continue their mission to protect the villagers of Bun Hou from the Viet Cong, and corrupt South Vietnamese officials. Following combat in the first book in the series, Knives in the Night, CAP Tango Niner has several replacements, including a new lieutenant, who has to be taught how to be a leader.
In KNIVES IN THE NIGHT we meet the Marines of Combined Action Platoon Tango Niner and the Popular Forces of Bun Hou village, South Vietnam, deep in "Indian Country." The Marines and Vietnamese soon find themselves pitted against Major Nghu, a sadistic North Vietnamese Army officer dedicated to wiping out the Marines and subjugating the South Vietnamese peasants. Book 1 of The Night Fighters.
Three of the Marines of Combined Action Platoon Whiskey 8 are recruited by a mysterious Mr. Smith for a secret program--assassinating Viet Cong and North Vietnamese cadre living undercover in nearby villages. The Marine nicknamed Socrates believes something is wrong, but his attempts to go up his chain of command to find out are rebuffed. However, he learns of a planned NVA assault on Whiskey 8.