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Skills of the Warramunga

Skills of the Warramunga 1

by Greg Kater
Publication Date: 29/08/2018
5/5 Rating 1 Reviews
The war is over but the peace has not begun ...

Early in 1946, former army officer, Jamie Munro, and his half-Aboriginal friend and colleague, Jack `Jacko' O'Brien, who head the Commonwealth Investigation Service in Darwin, are called on to assist in the rescue of Colonel John Cook, a senior operative of MI6, who has been kidnapped by bandits and taken into the jungles of Malaya.
Jamie and Jacko had worked in intelligence operations with Colonel Cook during the desert campaign in North Africa in the Second World War, as the Afrika Corps threatened Egypt.
With Jacko's half-sister, Sarah, a full-blood Aborigine from Tennant Creek, they arrive in Kuala Lumpur to find that they not only have to contend with the impenetrable jungle of the Malay peninsula, but also with a murderous and subversive organisation of Fascist criminals whose aim is to disrupt the creation of the Malayan Union by the British Military Authority, set to take place on 1st of April 1946, foment an uprising and take over control of the country.
All the inherent bushcraft skills of the Warramunga are needed to rescue Colonel Cook as well as prevent catastrophic mayhem on the Malayan peninsula.
This is the third book in the Warramunga trilogy.
Historical adventure
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  • The war is over but the peace has not begun

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    Skills of the Warramunga is another fantastic work of historical fiction by author Greg Kater, and the third book in the series following Jamie Munro and ‘the Warramunga’, Jacko O’Brien. We join our CIS investigators less than a year after the end of the Second World War, when a new mission takes them to the dense jungles of Malaya. Colonel John Cook, a senior operative working for MI6, whom Jamie and Jacko knew during the war, has been kidnapped. Emotional ties abound in this new adventure as Jacko’s full-blood Aboriginal sister, Sarah, comes along to add new skills to the test in searching for their fallen comrade.

    Reading the three books of the Warramunga series in such a short space of time has been a fantastic experience. I hope there will be more in the future as this intriguing setting on the other side of the world has really opened up post-war history for me in a brand-new way. Greg Kater writes with a clearly well-researched style, but his description and dialogue are never dull because of it. The heat of the jungle and the dangers of Kuala Lumpur in 1946 come to life in such an incredibly vivid way, and I really enjoyed the inclusion of Sarah as a main component to the plot. Skills of the Warramunga is a novel not to be missed.