Today’s book promotion comes from Tim Lilly and his book called II CORPS-The CIA In Vietnam. If you like Action/Adventure novels, take a look below. You might just find another book for your “to read” pile!
Book: II CORPS-The CIA In Vietnam
Author: Tim Lilly
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Format: Paperback, ebook
Release Date: 11/22/2013
CAUTION: My book contains sexual innuendo, crude humor, adult language, and graphic violence.
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 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 dog fights 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 suck 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.
Tim Lilly’s Links:
http://youtu.be/vrpWr-DZ9c4 - Wode Susu Video Trailer
http://youtu.be/GVS8p7nS6tk - II CORPS Video Trailer
Q & A:
The best thing about writing this book?
Honoring my Father’s and all Vietnam Vets military service.
Creating the characters and watching the story take on a life of its own was a lot of fun.
Where did you get your idea for this story?
My Father’s real experiences.
What would you tell aspiring writers out there?
Writing is not for everyone. But remember this: everyone worships actors, actresses and celebrities, but without us, without the story tellers; no actors, no actresses, nor celebrities would exist.
What is your favorite book?
All those written by W.E.B. Griffin
Coffee, Tea, or Hot Chocolate?
I want to thank Tim Lilly for allowing me to promote his book on my blog. I hope this post has inspired you to go out and read II CORPS-The CIA In Vietnam!