By Mark Abernethy

Alan McQueen, aka Mac, the intrepid hero of Golden Serpent and moment Strike, is a tricky, true-blue, and ingenious Aussie. An intelligence agent, Mac spends loads of his time doing undercover paintings in south east Asia. Double again sees Mac placing his lifestyles at the line scuffling with risky forces who will cease at not anything to sink the independence circulation in East Timor. combating the nice struggle, Mac discovers a plot to take advantage of a perilous ethno-bomb which kills purely local East Timorese—who do not percentage the ethnicity of such a lot Indonesians. Can Mac safe the ethno-bomb sooner than it really is too overdue?

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In December 1975, the Indonesian military had launched Operation Lotus, which saw elite soldiers and paratroopers invade the tiny remnant of the Portuguese empire after the local commies and non-commies had screwed up Portugal’s handover by fighting among themselves. Australia had turned a blind eye to Soeharto’s lightning raid on the territory; Catholic East Timor became the twenty-seventh province of the world’s most populous Muslim nation and was plunged into almost constant war between the local Falintil guerrillas who had taken to the hills, and the Indonesian Army, which quickly claimed all trade concessions in the province’s economy.

Can Mac secure the ethno-bomb before it's too late? DOUBLE BACK First published in 2009 Copyright © Mark Abernethy 2009 All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without prior permission in writing from the publisher. The Australian Copyright Act 1968 (the Act) allows a maximum of one chapter or 10 per cent of this book, whichever is the greater, to be photocopied by any educational institution for its educational purposes provided that the educational institution (or body that administers it) has given a remuneration notice to Copyright Agency Limited (CAL) under the Act.

Taking turns looking out the windows, they tried to find the second helo, unable to hear anything above the scream of the Nissan’s engine and the cacophony of birds and monkeys in the rainforest. Mac figured that when the mercs secured the mine site, they’d find the trail of the Patrol and come looking. ’ asked Mac as water bottles were handed out, the humidity of the tropics now filling the cabin. ‘Plan was to annoy the mine owners, make them think that OPM was too costly,’ smiled Kaui. ’ ‘Well, it worked with those Brazilians,’ shrugged Mac, sipping at the water.

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