By Rod Eder
Published by Tandem Press, NZ, 1995
Softc cover, 130mm x 195mm, 248 pages, foxing
Used – solid reading copy
This novel is about ordinary New Zealanders in the dripping, infested, gut-churning tangle of jungle, and introduces the infantrymen who make up Three Platoon as they embark on the 20th day of Operation Field Goal deep into the wilds of Vietnam. The reader is drawn into this alien and evil environment and gets to know the men and their ways of coping as professional soldiers.