Smokey Joe's Cafe

Smokey Joe's Cafe

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Thommo returns from Vietnam to Australia where he is regarded as a mercenary guilty of war crimes. He develops both physical and mental problems, and thinks it must only be him until he finds ten mates, all who remain of his platoon who fought and died, are affected the same way. Now they are eleven angry men out for revenge. They rope in an ex-Viet Cong with 'special skills' and his own secret agenda. They're the real life 'Dirty Dozen', only they're so screwed up they couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag. Until a woman of character steps in. Wendy's infant daughter is dying and needs a bone marrow transplant. She sets out to mould this bunch of ex-jungle fighters into a unit that will fight for justice, by fair means or more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 108 x 176 x 20mm | 199.58g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 014029807X
  • 9780140298079

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Bryce Courtenay was born in South Africa but has spent the greater part of his adult life in Australia. THE POWER OF ONE and its sequel TANDIA were international bestsellers. He lives in more

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