Twilight of Heroes

Twilight of Heroes

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by Ralph Peters
     
 

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A U.S. military team on a mission of mercy is massacred in a remote Bolivian village—with no trace of the killers. A colonel awaiting retirement makes it his final mission to fight for the truth...only to find himself in a world of deceit, disease, heartless violence and dreams of a better future. Exploding out of the jungle, events turn into a crisis in

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A U.S. military team on a mission of mercy is massacred in a remote Bolivian village—with no trace of the killers. A colonel awaiting retirement makes it his final mission to fight for the truth...only to find himself in a world of deceit, disease, heartless violence and dreams of a better future. Exploding out of the jungle, events turn into a crisis in Washington, as international drug lords, ambassadors, generals, renegade gunmen and simple families find themselves on the edge of a "dirty little war" the nation does not want to fight and cannot afford to lose.

 A U.S. military team on a mission of mercy is massacred in a remote Bolivian village—with no trace of the killers. A colonel awaiting retirement makes it his final mission to fight for the truth...only to find himself in a world of deceit, disease, heartless violence and dreams of a better future. Exploding out of the jungle, events turn into a crisis in Washington, as international drug lords, ambassadors, generals, renegade gunmen and simple families find themselves on the edge of a "dirty little war" the nation does not want to fight and cannot afford to lose.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Peters (Red Army) is closing in the big leagues of thriller writers with this convincing novel of international drug trade. After the mysterious massacre of a U.S. military team on a mission of mercy in remote Bolivia, the aging Col. John Church takes the blame. As a self-imposed penance, he also takes on the aborted mission and unwittingly becomes America's latest hero. What follows is a story of deceit, disease and despair that captivates even as it infuriates with its depiction of men betrayed. Don't be surprised if Peters's climactic battle scene, so penetratingly and movingly written, reduces some readers to tears. (Jan.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380788989
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
451
Product dimensions:
4.21(w) x 6.89(h) x 1.24(d)

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Fox News Strategic Analyst Ralph Peters is the author of 27 books, including bestselling and prize-winning novels. He has experience in over 70 countries and, as a journalist, has covered multiple conflicts. His work has appeared in a wide range of publications and he serves on the advisory board of Armchair General magazine. He lives in Virginia.

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Twilight of Heroes 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel reads wonderfully, with great discourse on the declining role of a 'Boy Scout' officer in South America. This novel works well, except for what feels like a rushed ending. Do not become too attached to any charcter in this book, or you will find yourself cursing LtCol Peters. Reading this book (and LtCol Peters biography) one is forced to wonder how much of this is autobiographic.