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The Trash Haulers

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Vietnam, 31 January 1968.

Over an action-packed 24 hours, three lives collide amidst war and violence.

Captain Mark Warren and his crew are trash haulers, airlifting supplies and personnel on their C-130 Hercules, the workhorse of tactical airlift.

Flying a Huey, the helicopter that symbolizes mobile warfare in Vietnam, Wilson Tanner is a Dust Off pilot who risks all to rescue the wounded.

At Se Pang, Colonel Tran Sang Quan comes into conflict with inept superiors as they initiate the People's Army of Vietnam's long-planned General Offensive and Uprising.

This is the beginning of the Tet Offensive.

Both sides face more than the enemy as superior officers manoeuver for political advantage, and where cowardice, prejudice and treachery infiltrate the ranks - on both sides.

In the air and on the land, raw courage, tenacity, and honor are the marks of humanity that deal with the wreckage of war.

Fast-paced and gripping, 'The Trash Haulers' is an exciting aviation thriller from a master of the genre, and, in the telling, paints a rare portrait of the war.

Praise for Richard Herman:

"One of the best adventure writers around." - Clive Cussler

"Too many of today's geopolitical thrillers ring false, but not Herman's." - San Francisco Examiner

"Herman shines when he describes combat tactics... But it's his characters that carry the story." - Air & Space

"Simply great characters... His descriptions of the political posturing in Washington and an the international scene ring true." - Chicago Tribune

"A skilled storyteller... Richard Herman knows how to describe the pressure and unpredictability of battle... He has a sure command of what it takes to hold the reader." - Sacramento Bee

"Herman is a master." - Florida Times-Union

"Intricately woven... solid entertainment... Herman deftly negotiates murderous chicanery, political hanky-panky, gripping air combat, and steamy sex in a sweeping political epic of post-Cold War power struggles." - Publisher's Weekly

"Suspenseful... well-drawn characters... an action-packed plot." - Norfolk Virginian-Pilot

Richard Herman is a retired Air Force officer who flew C-130s and F-4s. While on active duty, he logged over 240 combat missions. He also taught at the Air Force Academy and served as an operations plans officer. After retiring, he turned to writing about the aircraft he loves, and is the author of fourteen novels - including critically acclaimed 'The Warbirds' and 'Force of Eagles'.

Genre: Thriller

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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : USA Paperback

Title: The Trash Haulers
Author(s): Richard Herman
ISBN: 1-5153-1455-3 / 978-1-5153-1455-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: The Trash Haulers: "One of the best adventure writers around" - Clive Cussler
Author(s): Richard Herman
Publisher: Lume Books
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