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White Passage: Red Sun
     

White Passage: Red Sun

by Matt Rowe
 

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February 1989. Captain Brian Halloran and his Special Forces team deploy to a remote jungle valley in Peru to establish a base for training elite Peruvian counter-narcotics police. Not only are they threatened by violent narco-traffickers, but they face possible attack by the ruthless Shining Path insurgents operating in the valley. Making matters worse, they quickly

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February 1989. Captain Brian Halloran and his Special Forces team deploy to a remote jungle valley in Peru to establish a base for training elite Peruvian counter-narcotics police. Not only are they threatened by violent narco-traffickers, but they face possible attack by the ruthless Shining Path insurgents operating in the valley. Making matters worse, they quickly realize that powerful political forces may be conspiring to ensure their mission fails.

A brilliant young guerrilla leader, Comrade Olivario, commands the most lethal force the insurgents have ever fielded. He must establish the Shining Path as the preeminent political power in the valley, and to do this he must eliminate every threat—including the Green Berets. The stakes are high, and Olivario's plan will not only decide who controls the valley, but very likely the fate of the woman he loves.

Straight from the headlines, White Passage: Red Sun details the motivation behind US involvement in the drug war and accurately describes the tenuous relationship between the drug Cartels and various terrorist insurgencies. The exciting story explains the powerful influence of global political events on the "drug war" and exposes the inner workings of one of the most misunderstood conflicts of our time.

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Hy Rothstien
"Good historical fiction often depicts reality better than traditional history. Matt Rowe reaches this level of literary excellence in his novel White Passage: Red Sun. He captures the essence of the threats, challenges, and opportunities faced by U.S. Special Forces soldiers involved in assisting friendly countries eradicate ruthless drug cartels and defeat violent insurgents. The book puts the reader in the middle of the action where young Special Forces troops try to balance U.S. objectives w
Kevin Higgins
"Superb story, told with the authority of a Special Forces soldier who has been there. Matt Rowe perfectly describes the excitement, the hardships, and the feelings of conflict on the edge of the world. This exceptional book is highly recommended."
-Colonel Kevin M. Higgins, US Army Special Forces (Ret.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438927718
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
11/03/2008
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.16(d)

Meet the Author

Matt Rowe was born in South Bend Indiana and enlisted in the US Army after high school. He was a military policeman and paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, and spent 8-years in the elite army Special Forces--the Green Berets. While assigned to 7th Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, North Carolina he deployed to various Latin American countries as a military and police advisor in high threat counter-narcotics and counterinsurgency operations.

Matt later managed the current operations section in 7th Group Headquarters supporting the deployment, operations, and redeployment of Special Forces A-Teams throughout Latin America. While assigned to Special Operations Command South based in the Republic of Panama he was one of 5 key planners of the Special Operations portion of the largest military training exercise ever conducted in Latin America prior to 1993.

As a security consultant to the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games in 1996, Matt provided guidance on how to best protect Olympic venues from the threat of car bombs. He later became an Assistant Venue Security Manager responsible for the inaugural Olympic Beach Volleyball competition taking place in Jonesboro, Georgia.

Matt graduated Magna cum Laude from Campbell University with a BS in Government and was recruited by General Electric as a process improvement project leader. He earned various professional certifications in the use of sophisticated business process improvement techniques and tools, and completed his MBA at the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

Matt has worked successfully in financial services, hospitality, and manufacturing industries as both an internal consultant and through his own independent consulting firm. He is currently an internal business management and improvement consultant with a fortune 500 company and lives near Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife and three young sons. "White Passage: Red Sun" is his first novel.

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