The CIA In Vietnam

by Tim Lilly


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Here is the highly anticipated coinciding spin off sequel to the novel Wode Susu: My Uncle—A Story Of The Chinese Mafia. In the first novel in this series you learned of a trinity of central characters. The first novel was told from the point of view of the Chinese Mafia Boss Chan Wan San’s nephew Randal Ting and his best friend was Tommy Landis. In this volume, Tommy tells you of his father Nathan Landis. From his growing up in a rural coal town, to his beginnings at the end of World War II in the OSS, and then recruited by the CIA to Force 784 for his part in the Korean War and then sent to Vietnam. He is appointed the declared agent to the Consulate General and director of air operations of Air America for Military Region 2, II Corps, Nha Trang, Republic of South Vietnam. Force 784 is a little known branch of the CIA that was the beginnings of the very first Delta Force Teams that were comprised of Air Commandos and Green Berets and would soon recruit the best soldiers from all branches of the Special Forces and operators and pilots from the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. Landis is not only the director of air operations but participates in all the highly classified clandestine operations in Southeast Asia. He has been told by his superiors that there is illegal profiteering going on and it his additional duty to sniff them out and expose them. He is also well aware that in doing so it will more than likely end his career in the Foreign Service. Not since the release of the movies “Platoon” and “Full Metal Jacket” has there been a story on Vietnam that is so compelling, gritty, and graphic. You will feel the humid climate and witness gun battles and dogfights unveil before your very eyes. You will hear the screams of dying men and see their blood splatter across the pages. The colorful characters will draw you in and make you feel as though you are in the story itself. Welcome to the real war in Vietnam. Based on a true story and inspired by real events.

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Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 261 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 22, 2013)
ISBN10: 1478722061
ISBN13: 9781478722069
Genre: FICTION / Action & Adventure

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Tim Lilly
Tim Lilly was born in Washington D.C. in January of 1965. At the age of three his family moved from Virginia to Taiwan while his father served in Vietnam as the director of air operations for Air America in Military Region 2 based in Nha Trang. In 1973 the Paris Peace Accord was signed thus ending American involvement in the war and Vietnam was declared safe for U.S. dependents, subsequently; he and his family relocated there shortly after the treaty was signed. On April 1st, 1975 Tim and his family left Vietnam just before Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese Army on April 30th. They had visited Hawaii several times on vacation and decided to make that their home. His Father started a real estate business where Tim began to work at the age of 14. He eventually came to run the company in 2005 but it was decimated in the Great Recession of 2008 and he closed its doors on June 30th, 2009. Tim Lilly has been a lifetime martial artist and speaks Mandarin due to his living in Taiwan at such a young age. He is now exploring a career in acting, martial arts stunt work, and is now an author. This novel is his second offering. It is an in depth look at the Vietnam Conflict and the events surrounding its causes and effects. This is a coinciding spin off sequel to his first novel entitled “Wode Susu: My Uncle-A Story Of The Chinese Mafia”. He encourages you to read that book first as it lays some foundation for this novel. All of his novels are gritty and graphic and offers entertaining action, drama, and comedy that allow you to truly connect with the characters and see what influences and motivates them. The interesting thing about his work is that he uses real events and historical timelines to lend credence and believability to his plots, storylines, opinions, and conclusions. He always includes some discussion on the political, social, and economic injustices caused by the greedy few in the world as he has experienced. Tim is confident this will be the best story on Vietnam since the release of “Platoon” and “Full Metal Jacket”.
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