The Parrot's Beak: A Viet Nam War Novel

The Parrot's Beak: A Viet Nam War Novel

by

An old French colonial fort hidden in the jungle, a dysfunctional recon platoon, a duplicitous defector, and an Army interrogator with no combat experience: these elements combine for a surprising and hazardous patrol into enemy territory. When a Viet Cong defector told Army linguist SP4 Tom Daley about this previously unknown French fort, and what sounded like Chinese and Russian advisers working there, he knew it was a major intelligence coup. What he didn’t expect was to be ordered to escort the Chieu Hoi defector on a patrol with a Combined Reconnaissance and Intelligence Platoon to find the fort, located somewhere near the section of the Cambodian border known as the Parrot’s Beak. What they discover at the fort is far different than they anticipated, and puts them directly in the cross-hairs of a North Vietnamese Army unit determined to prevent their return to American-held territory.

Title:The Parrot's Beak: A Viet Nam War Novel
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
Format Type:

    The Parrot's Beak: A Viet Nam War Novel Reviews

  • John Podlaski

    I thoroughly enjoyed "The Parrot's Beak" by David Allin! A rear echelon Spec. 4, Tom Daley, who interviews enemy soldiers after they surrender to U.S. forces, finally gets some exciting news from one ...

  • Byron Edgington

    Here we have a war novel that stands out among several of this genre. One would think the Vietnam 'there I was' topic had been well and truly tapped. This novel is different; written very, very well, ...

  • Jeffery B.

    Good story by a good storyteller!I really enjoyed this book. It started a bit slow, but the author does a good job of weaving the threads together, and if you are a little patient, you’ll find yours...

  • Pat Appel

    It doesn't happen that wayTo much fill. It took a page and a half to describe how to arm a claymore. To many loose ends. I found myself skipping over a lot of the chatter. There were parts of the book...

  • Tom Barrett

    Great book Started a little slow but really was a edge of your seat book at the end. Well written with the right characters and just enough humor to mix with the above average excitement. ...

  • Edward Poole

    I like Allin books in Vietnam I have read 4 of them this story was very well laid out want to know if there will be another to follow up this one . I would like to follow the main people in the next s...

  • Robert Clark

    Another great readDavid All in hot the high note with this book. I have enjoyed his previous book and this one did not let me down....

  • Robert

    I was okay, buy the ending really did align itself to the rest of the stroy, it magt have if the author has spent anytime devleopong that part...

  • J. Prewitt

    Entertaining and moving account of a slice of life in a country at war....

  • Alvis

    French FortI like reading war stories, pertaining to WWII and Viet-Nam. By serving in Nam, I can relate to the seemingly hardships, of the grounds pounders. I would gladly recommed this book, to famil...