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By Peter Hanington

ISBN-10: 1473625416

ISBN-13: 9781473625419

Kabul, Afghanistan.

William Carver, a veteran yet unpredictable BBC hack, is thrown into the unknown while a bomb is going off killing an area reliable. Warned off the tale from each course, Carver won't provide in until eventually he unearths the truth.

Patrick, a tender manufacturer, is shipped out on his first overseas task to manage the wayward Carver, yet because the tale unravels it appears like the genuine tale lies among the shadowy corridors of the BBC, the perilous streets of Kabul and the darkish chambers of Whitehall.

Set in a shadowy le-Carré-esque international, A loss of life Breed is a gripping novel approximately journalism in a time of warfare, concerning the fight to inform the tales that must be advised - whether it really is a lot more straightforward to not.

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Bongface laughs. ‘He thinks I’m cone out of the Dreamtine to visit him or somethingI’. The rest of us came back on the HMAS Sydney, which was known as the ‘Vung Tau Ferry’. We marched in Sydney but the crowds, that’s a laugh, the people who bothered to come out, didn’t exactly give us a ticker-tape parade! I have to be honest, I didn’t give a continental, I was home again and Wendy come down from Currawong Creek and was there to meet me. Me mum’s been long passed away and the old bloke died while I was away, so Wendy’s the nearest thing I have for a relative.

That was the whole point of Vietnam, us and the Nogs were shitting ourselves every time we went into the jungle. ’ The bloody jungle was the enemy as much as the Viet Cong. Sometimes it was dense with a tall canopy of big trees, like the rainforest in New Guinea, or up North, which wasn’t hard to work. But in areas where it had been bombed it became secondary growth with lots of bamboo everywhere, all of it tangled and dense and bloody hard to see into or move through. Or when you fought around the river, the mangrove forests were like a jungle.

Whoa,’ I say, ‘not so bloody fast! ’ Shorty looks at me. ‘Yeah, mate, I do. But it’s not just you, Thommo. ’ He looks around, his gaze resting in turn on each of us. It’s like the old days before the platoon went on patrol. He’s getting us ready, leaching the fear out of us. ’ ‘Who, us? ’ Macca protests, ‘Come off it, mate, we’re a bunch of no-hopers, the brain dead, Vietnam vets, the forgotten legion! ’ Shorty turns around sharply. ‘No one, mate, I’m not kidding. Matter of fact, I’ve never been more serious.

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