Quester

Quester

by Robert C. Powers

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Quester is a story of the River War in Viet Nam.

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ISBN-13: 9781891929410
Publisher: Four Seasons Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/1999
Pages: 364
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.95(d)

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Elmo Zumwalt

Admiral Elmo Zumwalt, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Viet Nam:

Quester is a fast-paced, realistic adventure story that captures the dedication of the men in the Riverine Forces���a constant stream of action that makes it addictive to readers!

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Quester 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
FROM THE AUTHOR: The novel QUESTER is to be a movie titled THE RIVER WARRIOR (RKO MIRAMAX). Look for it next year. I'm sure you will all want to see it! In the meantime, the book is a very exciting one and I hope you'll read it! Robert C. Powers
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sierra Hotel!!!!!! That's the only way to describe 'Quester'. As an 'old warrior' I could not put it down. It was real, unlike most books/movies involving Vietnam. It's as good as anything that Tom Clancy has written, even better than some. I enjoyed meeting Robert C. Powers at Macarthur Center and look forward to his next book. Best Regards, JACK DAVIS, CMSgt, USAF Chief, Reserve Affairs
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bob Powers has lived it, and now he writes about it so we can better appreciate the fears and frustrations of river warfare in Vietnam. It's one of those books that keep you turning the pages quickly until it's finished. You'll love his characters (the 'Mud Fox'!) and the great dialog. The action is fast and furious. It's all believable and highly recommended, and it deals with some of the unique aspects of fighting a war where the enemy is not readily identifiable. A terrific first novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Doc' Powers is more than a retired Navy Captain, War College Professor, Spec Ops boat builder, or Government Consultant and this book is PROOF! He's a warrior who's faced the only two kinds of REAL combat; Pentagon Office politics and kill-the-enemy before he kills you! Doc's real life experiences are in this exceptional BOOK! An outstanding read for active duty service people, military veterans and those who want to know what war is really like! We can only hope that Hollywood makes a movie of this STORY soon!! You will not be able set this book down until it is fully read! I, for one, cannot wait for its sequel - 'The Mud Fox' to be published!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just finished reading Bob Powers book ,'Quester', and found myself meeting many of the 'Heroes' and 'DEVILS' I met during the war in Vietnam. I had flashbacks to those days when both sweat and chill ran down my flack jacket,when under fire at high noon. Powers truly brought out the Good, the Bad and the Ugly with a great story to back it up...It's about time someone put the some of the atrocities of warfare in a story as well as remind us that not all the 'enemies' were in North Vietnam. The heroes and warriors were indeed believable. Bob Powers' unique position as Aide to the Commander of Naval Forces Vietnam added significant credibility to his excellent writing...
Guest More than 1 year ago
QUESTER is a great book. Every USN river warrior will want to read it. It is accurate, realistic, and will take you back to your days on the rivers of Vietnam. I served as a SEAL Team Boat Officer in the 'Giant Slingshot' area of operations where the story is set. The author has the environment, the feelings, and the atmosphere exactly right. Set in a real place and time, the fictional story line is enthralling. Fast paced, moving, and full of surprises. You'll have trouble putting this book down as the story develops. QUESTER would make a fabulous movie if Hollywood isn't tired of Vietnam themes. This book is highly entertaining and tells the story from the perspective of one who was there. I highly recommend it. RADM Steve Smith USN (BSU ONE/MST TWO Vietnam)
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Vietname river vet I can attest to the vividness and accuracy of Powers' account of life on the My Qui Canal 30 years ago. An absolutely superb account of the Vietnam river wars. I found myself completely captivated by the account and read QUESTER in one evening. The last time I did that was with a Tom Clancy novel. A great read! Hal Amerau Coastal Division 13
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dedicated to the memory of my recently deceased brother who became C.N.O. in 1970 after having served as U.S. Commander of Naval Forces in Viet Nam, 1968-1970, Quester is a gripping novel dealing with the brutality of war in the jungles of Viet Nam. It offers a fascinating account of the anger and frustration felt by American military personnel who resent the constraints placed on them by the nation's political leaders. I was particularly fascinated by the similarities between one of the main characters in the book, Admiral Zee, and my brother, Admiral Zumwalt. I enthusiastically recommend the book. Jim Zumwalt
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Quester' is a terrific story that accurately portrays the life and times of U.S. Navy River Patrol Forces during the unglamorous conflict on the waterways of Viet Nam. The plot is superb, well developed, and well paced. All characters are certainly true to life. As a SEAL Team veteran of the river wars of Viet Nam myself, I can say with full confidence thatthe book paints the picture with exceptional detail. The twisting and turning story is compelling and accurately and portrays the unforgiving horrors and valiant heroics of combat. 'Quester,' however, goes the distance and provides a badly needed retrospective about the men who fought and died with dedication and courage, while individually and collectively committing themselves to assist the people of the Republic of Viet Nam. Robert C. Powers is to be commend for his exceptional first novel, and we should all hope it is not his last. He is a gifted storyteller.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Action from page 1! The little told story of the 'brown water Navy' on the rivers of Viet Nam. Powers writes with the obvious authority of one who has 'been there, done that' and the combat scenes are fast, furious and thoroughly realistic. Explores a segment of the Navy's role in Viet Nam which hasn't received much publicity. A terrific read and I recommend it highly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
People who have read this book and talked to me about it have described it as 'a riveting story', 'a story that needs to be told', and 'a story that is addicitve to the reader'. It is a steady stream of adventure, with a lot of action, a romantic theme, and even a mystery mixed into the plot. It is fiction, but it is based in part on things the author experienced or saw. I think it's a great read! Try it!