Press Release 05.20.10
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CONTACT: Babs Chandrasoma | firstname.lastname@example.org | 512.501.4399 x 706
Dive-bombing into history
Decorated war vet releases highly anticipated sequel to ground-breaking WWII novel
(AUSTIN, Texas) “The first rule is there ain’t no rules” drawls the opening lines in Dead Eagles (Greenleaf Book Group Oct 2011) the highly anticipated sequel to Those Who Dare, and second in author Phil Ward’s series of World War II novels about British hit-and-run raids against Germany, all led by a U.S. soldier.
Once again, Ward describes aspects of war—such as small-scale raiding—with meticulous accuracy. His inside look is rooted in lifelong personal experience in the military: At the age of 19, he became one of the youngest officers ever to earn the Ranger tab in the U.S. Army. Following service in Vietnam, (which resulted in numerous prestigious awards), he served with the 71st Brigade (Airborne) of the Texas National Guard, and taught small unit tactics to ROTC cadets at UT, TSU and the TNG OCS for 26 years, which served as the small seed that sprouted the series.
“While clearly fiction, this deeply researched book is a history lesson about the Commando raids and the dark times in which such desperate measures occurred. It’s the ideal blend: while learning a great deal, you will enjoy the compelling story.”-Olive-Drab.com on Those Who Dare
Dead Eagles dive bombs right into combat action in the opening pages, picking up where Those Who Dare left off: with U.S. Major John Randal, Commander of Strategic Raiding Forces, leading a crew of British Commandos, Royal Marines and Royal Navy raiders on a bold mission to foil Hitler’s Third Reich.
Meanwhile, the Germans are operating a naval intelligence ring off the Brits’ Gold Coast colony in Africa and broadcasting collected data to their military from a clandestine radio station onboard one of three interned enemy ships, stationed on the Portuguese island protectorate Rio Bonita.
As a result, British convoys vital to the war effort are ravaged, so Major Randal and the Raiding Forces’ must invade Rio Bonita and spirit away the three ships. Failure means either imprisonment or hanging for piracy – and Portugal declaring war on its oldest ally.
PHIL WARD spent a great deal of time behind the scenes of Texas politics as son-in-law to the late Lieutenant Governor of Texas, Bob Bullock. Ward lives in Austin with his wife and currently serves as the President of USA Training Company, a national driving safety organization.
Dead Eagles by Phil Ward (Greenleaf Book Group, October 2011, ISBN 978-1608321926, $24.95) Check out Phil’s great book trailer on the Raiding Forces Series.
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