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Vietnam: Ground Zero (Vietnam: Ground Zero #1)

3.78  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
The stench from the dead rose from the trail in an almost visible fog. Special forces patrol leader Anthony Fetterman had encountered scenes like this before in Vietnam. In front of him were the bodies of a missing ARVN patrol, massacred by a Vietcong force directed by a Chinese general from a base in Cambodia.

When the Special Forces squad gets caught up in a CIA operatio
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Paperback, 220 pages
Published August 1st 1986 by Gold Eagle (first published July 15th 1986)
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Adam
Aug 08, 2008 Adam rated it really liked it
After Pinnacle Books published four of Eric Helm's Scorpion Squad novels in 1984 and 1985, Gold Eagle (a.k.a. Harlequin for Hairy-Chested Macho Men) acquired the series and renamed it "Vietnam: Ground Zero."

This is the first book of the revamped series (and the first I've read), and I was happy that Gold Eagle's editors didn't seem to tamper in any way with the world that Helm had already created in The Scorpion Squad. The characters are all the same, US Army Special Forces Camp A-555 is still l
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Mike Osborn
Jan 30, 2014 Mike Osborn rated it liked it
This series of books seemed to start out as a good idea. They did discuss a lot of aspects of the Vietnam War. The characters were real bad-asses that you wish you were running missions with. But the sad thing was, once you read the first four, the story line only took up about half of the book. The rest was just a replay of characters and events that took place in the previous books. By about book 12 in the series, I swear to God, the story line was only about 10 pages of these 200 page books.
Dave Neuendorf
Jun 19, 2016 Dave Neuendorf rated it it was amazing
Shelves: military-fiction
This is the first in a series of many books about a team of US Army Special Forces soldiers (Green Berets). It is dismissed by many as being in the "men's adventure" pulp fiction genre (which I usually don't read), but I view it as good quality historical fiction. The stories are all exciting, presenting real Special Forces heroes and real enemies, both in the ranks of the US military and intelligence services, and in the Viet Cong and NVA and their supporters in the press and other western inst ...more
Randy Grossman
Dec 02, 2015 Randy Grossman rated it liked it
A pretty good story... It had similarities to a MASH episode. Some harsh language, but I suppose that can be expected in a war zone.
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