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The Warramunga's War

The Warramunga's War 1

by Greg Kater
Paperback
Publication Date: 12/01/2018
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The Warramunga's War is a sweeping narrative of the friendship that forms between a young Australian army officer, Jamie Munro, and an educated half-caste Warramunga aboriginal NCO, Jack `Jacko' O'Brien, during the Syrian campaign against the Vichy French in World War II. Jacko rescues a wounded Jamie after which they are conscripted in Cairo by MI6. Here, Jamie and Jacko learn about the seamy side of war in counterespionage as they track down German spies. The principal fictional characters interact with actual historical figures and events throughout the story.
As the desert war escalates to the west of Cairo, the MI6 team confuses the enemy with misleading radio messages using German codes and using local entertainers as undercover agents. On one of his day leaves, Jacko meets a beautiful young Syrian-French girl and a strong romantic bond forms between the two during his time in Cairo.
Following the end of the desert war, Jamie and Jacko are assigned to wartime intelligence work in Southeast Asia. After the end of the Pacific war, they initiate the Darwin operations of the CIS, the Commonwealth Investigation Service. On the trail of two suspected wartime German agents, they discover the agents have formed a dangerous criminal gang with an individual they had known during their time in Cairo. The tracking skills of the Warramunga are needed to finally catch up with the murderous gang in Western Australia's Kimberley region.
ISBN:
9780648160748
9780648160748
Category:
Historical Fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
12-01-2018
Publisher:
Zeus Publications
Country of origin:
Australia
Dimensions (mm):
210x148x16mm
Weight:
0.36kg

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    The Warramunga’s War by Greg Kater is a gripping tale of war that features political intrigue, espionage at its best, and a friendship that develops in unusual circumstances. In a story set against the backdrop of WWII, we encounter two compelling characters: Jamie Munro, a young Australian officer, and the half-Warramunga aboriginal, Jack O’Brien. Jamie gets wounded in the war and Jack rescues him. They are conscripted by MI6 and embark on an adventure that will involve dealing terrible blows to the enemy, and Jack getting involved in an intense romantic relationship with a French-Syrian girl he meets in Cairo. But there is more to this narrative.

    The story is balanced and deftly handled. The historical setting is well explored and readers will feel as though they are revisiting history, thanks to the author’s ability to evoke a historical event that has been part of the journey of many nations. One gets the impression that Greg Kater must have put a lot of research into this novel, because of its resounding realism and relevant historical details. The Warramunga’s War is an utterly enjoyable read.