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27 January 1968 The Viet Cong call him Black Ghost. Jackson Monroe is the finest American sniper in Vietnam's treacherous Mekong Delta. Dispatched for a classified "illegal" mission on the Cambodia border, Monroe succeeds beyond expectation, only to be abandoned behind enemy lines and left for dead. Now Monroe's superiors need his lifeless body, back and bagged, to prevent27 January 1968 The Viet Cong call him Black Ghost. Jackson Monroe is the finest American sniper in Vietnam's treacherous Mekong Delta. Dispatched for a classified "illegal" mission on the Cambodia border, Monroe succeeds beyond expectation, only to be abandoned behind enemy lines and left for dead. Now Monroe's superiors need his lifeless body, back and bagged, to prevent their own court-martial. But a cunning VC marksman knows better-clues indicate the Black Ghost stalks very close. And this American sniper must be killed before he compromises the North Vietnamese Army's meticulously planned New Year (Tet) offensive. Snipers both, these two "silent men" cat-and-mouse through the delta terrain, a verdant landscape rendered brutal by political intrigue and harrowing firepower. And when American commanders discover Monroe may be alive, the brass must make an impossible choice-whether to rescue or kill him. In the tradition of William Craig ("Enemy at the Gates"), David L. Robbins ("War of the Rats"), and Stephen Coonts ("Flight of the Intruder")," The Silent Men" is at once subtle, sharp, and devastating. Richard Dickinson's superlative writing, brilliantly realized characters, and tick-tock action make him the point man for the next generation of military thriller....

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ISBN : 9781590710043
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
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The Silent Men Reviews

  • Van Pham
    2020-01-21 15:55

    Personally, the book includes too much new figurative and sound-describing vocabulary to me.As an ESL learner, I had spent several dozens hours checking new words and would recommend this bool for any learners enthusiastic getting to know new vocab.Literaturely, The Silent Men probably pays a deep tribute to Black Ghost in specific and all snipers generally. Their jobs are apparently amazing: Silent but deadly.Historically, a deal of Nam Conflict visual realistics is provided to ones learning this topic. Hopefully the war would always be seen as an essential part eventuating America ’ s Cold War overall victory.

  • Ice
    2020-01-19 17:43

    Air Force veteran Dickinson debuts with one of the most authentic Vietnam War novels since Tim O'Brien. Marksmen Tobias Patterson and Jackson Monroe are the only two blacks among their secret squad of "silent men"-snipers who prowl the jungle in pairs to pick off enemy targets. The two men would not normally be friends, but their pairing in the jungle and segregation from their colleagues bonds them.Dickinson captures the grit and intensity of the war by getting inside the soldiers' heads, without politicizing or moralizing. Monroe and Patterson are assigned the difficult (and unauthorized) mission of taking out their Vietcong counterpart, a shadowy man named Dac. As nondescript as the Americans are distinctive, Dac is known as the Black Ghost for his ability to camouflage himself. With Dac in his sights, Patterson blows the mission by instead shooting an important Vietcong general named Cho. Dac responds instantly, wounding Monroe. Patterson is forced to flee, leaving Monroe to fend for himself in the jungle. The officers who engineered the mission invent an implausible story for the killing of General Cho, which reporter Dan Brady threatens to expose.The story loses momentum when it expands to include the perspectives of Brady, Dac and others, but the riveting depiction of Monroe's struggle to survive and reach safety augurs well for future installments of this proposed series.

  • Laura
    2020-01-05 21:38

    The Silent Men is a book about snipers in the Vietnam war. In a sense, I felt, when reading the book, I was like a soldier wading slowly through thick water, my pack above my head, trying not to get my equipment wet. Well, in this case, I was wading through all the military lingo and war jargon. There was a list of acronyms at the back of the book, but the book was so thick of things I didn't understand that I kept reading to grasp onto the plot. And I found it. Despite the military parts that I couldn't really understand, I really enjoyed the plot of this book and how snipers were out for each other, or helping each other during the war. You really got a sense of what it was like to be a sniper in the think jungle! Had I understood (or been more interested) the military part of the book, I am sure I would have rated it much higher. A great take on an aspect of the Vietnam war!

  • Jake Troy
    2020-01-28 16:59

    one of my favorites. dickinson is able to make you feel like you are in the jungles of Vietnam, holding your breathe, sweating, deep in the mekong foliage waiting to take the shot.