OVERRIDE

Bringing Back the Dead

Joe Domenici

Thomas Dunne Books

With a style reminiscent of early David Morell and Stephen Hunter, in Bringing Back the Dead, Joe Domenici presents a classic tale of military honor pushed to its outer extreme, and the clash that inevitably occurs when those who use violence to corrupt, meet those who use it to protect.  Newly retired from the U.S. Army Special Forces, and settling into a quiet retirement in the American Southwest, Ted Hickman thought he’d seen his last battle.  Then he picked up the phone...   After the horrors of Vietnam, for Larry Yoder, the study of theology made the world make sense again.  Until his work as a Pastor took him to Belle Glade, Florida.  A town built on dark secrets, and run by an old boy network bent on keeping them buried.  Two qualities that made Yoder's devotion to faith and honesty dangerous.   And although you won't hear it from the local cops, maybe had something to do with his sudden disappearence.  Except, Yoder knows a few people whose loyalty lies outside Belle Glade's channels of power.  Like Ted Hickman.  Long ago, as a special forces commander in Vietnam, Hickman made a pledge to defend Yoder's life at any cost.  So when Hickman gets the call that Yoder is missing, it doesn't take much convincing to get him and some of the old Vietnam "A" team on  the first plane to Belle Glade.  A place, located dead in the center of the Florida Everglades, where men with skills honed in the jungles of Southeast Asia might prove useful in getting some answers...    

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Chapter One

Never take both boots off at the same time.

—POI 7658 Special Forces Combat Manual ROV 1970

VIETNAM—JANUARY 1973

NO ONE WANTED TO BE OUT here. Not the six U.S. Special Forces soldiers or their Vietnamese guide, Mr. Pham. Not the NVA or the Viet Cong or the Cambodians they were trying to evade. Even the jungle animals were restless that night, as they sensed there was no point to roaming underthat jungle canopy at midnight. Not that night.

The tiger that padded noiselessly across the jungle floor one hundred yards from the Americans did
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"BRINGING BACK THE DEAD is a hell of a first novel, slick and fast and easy and fun to read, as well oiled as a marine's automatic weapon.  Joe Domenici's first novel is the beginning of something good."

--Joe R. Lansdale, author of The Bottoms, and A Fine Dark Line

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Joe Domenici

  • Joe Domenici lives in Austin, Texas, where he worked formerly as a regional sales rep for St. Martin's Press. 

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Bringing Back the Dead

Joe Domenici

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Thomas Dunne Books

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