Dancing in the Daintree - Drugs, deceit and danger in the Underworld of northern Australia
Due to be released at the end of 2020 my latest book is Dancing in the Daintree. Based on an actual operation that I was involved in during my military service, this novel will make the perfect gift for Christmas and holiday reading.
This fast moving, action-packed thriller will take you deep into the deadly world of organised crime where the only thing that matters is money. To dance with the devil is to engage in risky, reckless, or potentially immoral behaviour. To dance in the Daintree is to put your life in harms’ way where the slightest slip will bring an ugly end.
Priced at $25 this book is sure to provide hours of entertainment and value for money. To obtain a copy contact Gary on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bob McTaggart returns from a tour of duty with his Special Forces unit in Afghanistan and his world is turned upside down. He tries to put his life back on an even
keel only to find himself dangerously involved in the dirty and deadly world of drug trafficking.
McTaggart has to rely on all of his sharply honed skills to survive in the tropical rainforests of Far North Queensland and on the Great Barrier Reef. The prize is worth
millions, but the deceit, betrayal and uncompromising greed by merciless and unscrupulous men and women make life hazardous for all who want to play in this deadly game.
With Healing Hands - The untold story of Australian civilian surgical teams in Viet
In August 2009 we will be releasing my latest book With Healing Hands - The untold story of Australian civilian surgical teams in Vietnam. This book was co-authored with Libby Stewart from the Australian War Memorial, and tells the story of the surgeons and operating theatre staff who volunteered to serve in South Viet Nam.The teams served from October 1964 through to the end of 1972, and they brought expert medical and surgical care, comfort and support to a war-weary and traumatised civilian population. The book will be launched at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra at 11 a.m. on Wednesday 26 Augiust by Major General W. B. 'Digger' James who has also written the Foreword. The RRP is expected to be $35.00
Going Back - Australian veterans return to Viet Nam
This book is designed for the Australian war veteran who is thinking of returning to Viet Nam. Based on the experiences from three tours with veterans and a case study from a recent tour, Gary has captured the emotions and experiences of fellow veterans as they return to Viet Nam, many for the first time since they were on the battlefield. It allows the veteran to make up his or her mind on what to do when returning to the former war zone.
Times of Change – A history of Caloundra City
This large coffee table format book chronicles the history of white settlement in what was called Landsborough Shire and is now Caloundra City. Supported by over 200 historical images, many never seen in public before, this book describes the intrepid explorers and gutsy adventurers who settled in the region to first win precious timber for the settlement of Brisbane Town and then raise cattle, horses and crops for the region. The hardback copies have now almost disappeared although I have a handful left. Softback copies can still be bought from Sunshine Coast Libraries.