Swan ... Irish ... Early ... they are mercenaries for whom freedom and justice are bigger incentives than the almighty dollar. Under the leadership of freedom fighter, Rick Drew, they take on a mission too dangerous for even the CIA-the rescue of American POWs held in secret internment camps since the Vietnam War and long since abandoned as missing in action.
Against unthinkable odds Drew and company penetrate the most remote jungles of North Vietnam. With an arsenal of weapons that ranges from top-secret military gear to the natural wisdom of an indigenous tribe, they take on an enemy dedicated to the oppression of freedom. Along the way there is no shortage of bloodshed and violence.
Author Corcoran uses his personal combat experience to create a yarn that is non-stop action and adventure. Not for the faint of heart, this is a story of revenge and triumph over enemies who stand for cruelty and oppression everywhere.
Michael A. Corcoran served with the 101st Airborne, serving three tours of duty in the Vietnam War. During his last tour he was severely wounded and returned to the United States where he spent most of the next year in the hospital. For his service he was decorated with: three Purple Hearts; two bronze stars; a Silver Star; Army Commendation Medal; Combat Infantry Badge and the Ethan Allen Award.
Later, Michael worked at the Veterans Administration in White River Junction, Vermont, devoting himself to the welfare of Veterans. He retired 1984 as his health deteriorated due to his wounds. Michael worked tirelessly to have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder recognized as a disability.
Michael Corcoran was instrumental in planning the much delayed Homecoming for Vermont's Vietnam Veterans, and was instrumental in creating the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, DC. He died in 1994 due to complications attributable to his exposure to Agent Orange.