Tales of the Yellow Silk is Derek Hart’s collection of short stories, covering Sergeant James Kendle’s brief tour of duty in Thailand from October 1974 to June 1975. The naïve young sergeant considered his assignment as both a grand adventure and exotic travelogue. Instead, he found himself embroiled in a highly sensitive love affair and assigned to a dangerous covert military operation.
So, sit and read about a different kind of war. A war that had no rules, no sides, no objectives, no honor, no results, no history, no monuments, no winners, and no official players. It was real to those who lived it, men and women. Daily life was not filled with the dread of being killed by the civilian population, as in Vietnam. Americans patrolled, set ambushes, spied on the Khmer Rouge or Pathet Lao, and saw a lot of Cambodia or Laos, then came back for a cold beer.
Still, some of them didn’t come back at all.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This Derek Hart book appeals to all of your senses and emotions. A touching forbidden love story coupled with intrigue as you follow a group of soldiers fighting for their country while trying to save their lives. The camaraderie they have is heartwarming and men and women will enjoy reading this story. The way the tale is written, it puts you in the book living every moment as if you were a fly on the wall. I felt for James Kendle, the main character, as he struggles through love and war. It keeps your attention from the get go.
A great book that will keep your interest throughout. Hard to put down until the end. Made me feel as if I was right there, living in the book.