Men in Green Faces

A Novel of U.S. Navy SEALs

Gene Wentz and B. Abell Jurus

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“Full of ambushes and firefights…From page one I knew I wanted to be a SEAL. The more I read, the more I wanted to see if I could measure up.” —Mark Owen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of No Easy Day

Because it’s a novel, the truth can be told. Because it’s the truth, you’ll never forget it...

Gene Wentz's Men in Green Faces is the classic novel of Vietnam that inspired a generation of SEALs. Here is the story of a good soldier trained to be part of an elite team of warriors—and of the killing grounds where he was forever changed.

WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY THE AUTHOR

Gene Michaels carries an M-60, eight hundred rounds, and a Bible. The ultimate SEAL, he also carries a murderous grudge against a bloodthirsty colonel who was once one of their own. To bring him in, Michaels and his men will go behind the lines, where they’ll take on 5,000 NVA in the fight of their lives.

In this stunning novel, former SEAL Gene Wentz brings to life what it was like to be a SEAL in Vietnam, running an endless tour of top-secret, death-defying operations deep in enemy territory. From the camaraderie to the harrowing recons, from brutal interrogations to incredible, toe-to-toe firefights, here are America’s most feared warriors as you’ve never seen them before.

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MEN IN GREEN FACES (Chapter 1)

THE DEADLIEST MEN IN Vietnam’s Mekong Delta were operating…

Deep inside the triple-canopied jungle, Brian, at point, held up a clenched fist. The silent stop-look-listen signal passed from point, down the line to Gene, and back to Doc in the rear. The seven SEALs froze, ten feet apart, seeing what wasn’t supposed to be there. What wasn’t on any map.

Gene, his M-60 aimed wherever he looked, smelted death, looked at death. His chest and throat tightened, adrenaline pumping.

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"A Mission Impossible-style page turner." —Los Angeles Times

"An exciting, unnerving, no-frills war novel." —Kirkus Reviews

“A brutal book…reads like a novel but is all too true… shocking and immensely satisfying.” —Ocala Star Banner


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Gene Wentz and B. Abell Jurus

GENE WENTZ served in Vietnam as a SEAL. His many decorations include the Silver Star, Bronze Star, three Presidential Unit Citations, three Navy Unit Citations, and two Vietnamese Crosses of Gallantry.

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Men in Green Faces
A Novel of U.S. Navy SEALs
Gene Wentz and B. Abell Jurus

Trade Paperback

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
November 2012
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250036223
ISBN10: 1250036224
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
$15.99

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Macmillan Audio
December 2012
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427232229
ISBN10: 1427232229
Audio Run Time: 9:30
$19.99

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St. Martin's Paperbacks
June 1993
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ISBN: 9781466831315
ISBN10: 1466831316
304 pages
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