Bronze Medal Winner from the Military Writers Society of America!
He’s unplugged and living the dream at a new Texas Hill Country homestead, but Gunner Shake Davis never really expected that to last. When he gets a phone call asking him to undertake a lazy look-see mission to determine the root of at-sea oil rip offs in the Gulf of Thailand, Shake returns to some old haunts in Southeast Asia. It starts in Bangkok, moves to a sea cruise in a commandeered junk, and winds up on Koh Tang off the Cambodian coast. And that backwater little spit of sand haunts Shake’s memories from the days of the screwed-up Mayaguez rescue mission at the end of the Vietnam War. The bad guys on Koh Tang are oil pirates and just as deadly as the Khmer Rouge that nearly killed him back in 1975. A simple recon mission gets twisted, obscured, and altered—which brings Shake and his crew into a second Battle of Koh Tang Island.
“The Skipper Dale Dye dreams in the language Gunner Shake Davis speaks. Give me more…”
—Tom Hanks, Actor, Author of Uncommon Type
“Tom Clancy meets Chesty Puller! A wall-to-wall action roller-coaster ride by a master author in his prime, who is also intimately familiar with actual combat. Along with a superb depiction of real-world action from a world-class warrior-wordsmith, this book also gives us a profound insight into the world stage: “Terrorism as a new form of international negotiations.” Welcome to the 21st Century. But take heart! There are real “Shakes” out there, and Bangkok File gives us a peek at what is actually going on, behind the scenes, world-wide.”
—Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, Author of On Combat and On Killing