Finding Jack

Finding Jack

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When the war ends, how do you leave your best friend behind? Jack was his friend, partner, protector, hero. And Fletcher wasn't leaving him behind. Following a tragic accident, Fletcher Carson joins the flagging was effort in Vietnam. Lost and lonely, he plans to die in the war. But after stumbling upon a critically injured yellow Lab, Fletcher unexpectedly finds a reason to live. He finds Jack. Fletcher and Jack are a team, and like the hundreds of other U.S. Military dogs and their handlers in Vietnam, they serve their country, saving countless lives. To the men, the dogs are heroes. But at the end of the war, the U.S. government announces that all the dogs serving in the war have been declared "surplus military equipment" and will not be transported home. Ordered to leave Jack behind, Fletcher refuses - and so begins the journey of two friends who will go to the ends of the earth to save each other. Based on the actual existence and abandonment of canine units in Vietnam, Finding Jack is more than just a story of man saves dog. It is a story of friendship and love, and a moving tribute to the forgotten heroes of a desperate war.
And proof that sometimes it is dog that truly saves man.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198mm | 275g
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • 0143539205
  • 9780143539209

About Gareth Crocker

Finding Jack, Gareth Crocker's debut novel, was published in New York to international acclaim. It was translated into several languages and featured in eight volumes of Reader's Digest Select Editions. In 2012 Penguin Books published his adventure novel, Journey from Darkness, followed by the thriller Never Let Go in 2013, and King, his fourth novel. Gareth lives in Johannesburg with his wife and two young daughters. Gareth's fifth novel, The last Road Trip, will be released in March 2015.
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