The Play Soldier

The Play Soldier

by Chet Green


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Frank Warz always wanted to see combat. But Vietnam is over and he’s an educated factory grunt in recession-wrecked 1975 Detroit, feeling suckered by the American Dream and sometimes needing to steal a little military valor. Then god-awful luck puts him on track. But when the Foreign Legion rejects him, the desperate romantic goes for broke.

Passing through a convulsing Ethiopia to Africa's last European colony, Warz poses as a seasoned conflict photographer. Along the way, world-wise people challenge his racism and other cocksure bigotries while extreme events warn him he’s already in over his head.

Finally, in the French Territory of Afars and Issas, he covers a daring caper by an African-American who deserted the Legion. The adventure backfires into ferocious contact after legionnaires rescue them from Somali bandits that return to catch them all. Warz gets his action, but never thought it would have a price.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591136446
Publisher: Inc
Publication date: 05/22/2006
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.73(d)

About the Author

Chet Green was a U.S. Navy Journalist in SE Asia; he graduated from the University of Michigan where he studied journalism. Through the 1970's, he freelanced as a writer-photographer in the African Horn and Sudan.

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