I’m no hero
A Carlos McCrary Special Forces Suspense Thriller

Was the Afghan boy asking for help? Or leading them into an ambush?
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A hot night in June 2006. Special Forces Operation Detachment Alpha 777, the Triple Seven, gets a call for help. The Taliban have blockaded a village in the Afghan mountains, starving the people. Their crime? Educating girls in the village school.

A village boy escapes through the night to ask the Afghan National Army for help. Or did he?

Afghan Major Ibrahim Malik says his force is no match for the well-armed Taliban terrorists. Malik and the boy beg the Green Berets of the Triple Seven for help. But which side are the natives on?

The Green Beret soldiers infiltrate the village before dawn to face an ambush…

The soldiers of Team Triple Seven must fight for their lives, or the villagers won’t be the only ones the Taliban wipe out.

A word from the Author:

When I read the inspiring story of the courageous then-Corporal (now Sergeant) Clifford M. Wooldridge, U.S. Marine, and his battle with the Taliban, I had to bring such heroism to a wide audience. Our service members put their lives on the line for us every day. Whether they are Marines like Sergeant Wooldridge, Navy SEALS like Marcus Luttrell (whose book Lone Survivor also inspired me), or U.S. Soldiers (represented by my fictional Carlos McCrary), these heroes deserve our gratitude and prayers every day.

Quotes from I’m no hero:

Torres laughed. “Boss don’t trust nobody; you know that. ‘Be polite. Be professional. But always have a plan to kill everyone you meet as quickly as possible.”
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“My instructor at Fort Benning used to say, ‘Wars are God’s way of teaching geography to Americans.”
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McCrary drew a bead on the hostile’s chest. Easy squeezy, nice and easy, he reminded himself. Just like a turkey shoot back home. The M249 barked and jumped, and the turbaned fighter tumbled backwards onto another body.
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“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”
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Ghar Mesar had been home to two thousand people peacefully tending their animals and orchards—and their [opium] poppies. After all, this was Afghanistan. Then the Taliban invaded like a plague of demons.

I’m no hero, published in March 2014, has received 33 reader reviews with 4.5 average stars on Amazon as of 21 Jan 2020. Read Reviews...

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