The Five Fingers #2019

The Five Fingers Gayle Rivers The Five Fingers They were seven men crack special service operatives They were to have no military support no radio contact nothing to rely on but their expertise in small arms and explosives There was to be no cap

  • Title: The Five Fingers
  • Author: Gayle Rivers
  • ISBN: 9780553281194
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Five Fingers Gayle Rivers They were seven men crack special service operatives They were to have no military support, no radio contact, nothing to rely on but their expertise in small arms and explosives There was to be no capture, no surrender Alone in the steamy jungles of Laos and Vietnam, they knew that once in China they were on their own There would be no rescue operation If it s ficThey were seven men crack special service operatives They were to have no military support, no radio contact, nothing to rely on but their expertise in small arms and explosives There was to be no capture, no surrender Alone in the steamy jungles of Laos and Vietnam, they knew that once in China they were on their own There would be no rescue operation If it s fiction it s unbelievably harrowing If it s fact it s incredibly terrifying There is killing here than in a Chicago stockyard For a look at the soldier in excelsis, The Five Fingers will be hard to beat The New York Times
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    1. I read this many years ago, prior to my own time in Special Operations I found the concept intriguing sending a mission into China and building the team with one member each from various Special Operations Forces Some elements of the story have the ring of authenticity It s hard for those outside the community to understand the extreme paranoia those who work in that environment have For example, as soon as we got a mission packet and the briefers left the isolation facility, the first thing we [...]

    2. Green Beret types sent on top secret mission all the way into China to assassinate Chinese and North Vietnamese higher ups during the Vietnam War The book is written by authors with pseudonyms because, supposedly, this is a true story that can only be told as a work of fiction, the jacket sleeve informs us Nixon and crew are mentioned by name As the team is crossing the border, Washington gets cold feet, orders abort on the mission and abandons them to their own devices able to cite plausible de [...]

    3. Why has this book never been made into a movie A high octane action adventure that puts many in the genre to shame The violence is unrelenting, and you can feel the adrenaline flowing through your system as you read and wonder if the team will make it back alive The author is, supposedly, an anti terror warrior who s led a very active life, post Vietnam This belongs on the shelves of anyone who has a thirst for action.

    4. If it s real, than it s mind blowing, if it s fiction, then still is mind blowing how much a mind can conceive But it sounds real to me It is told in a bland way, just presenting the facts in a detached way without feeling for them, which is how Gayle Rivers describes himself Amazing how much the human body and mind can take Not for the faint of heart.

    5. Still the high water mark of special forces novels The Five Fingers has a level of verisimilitude unmatched by any other similar work of fiction or arguably even non fiction and for than 35 years I and many others have wondered if this was a real mission disguised as a novel The question is still unanswered.A group of seven special operations soldiers are chosen to embark on a top secret mission to assassinate eleven high ranking North Vietnamese and Chinese officials, including General Vo Nguy [...]

    6. Genre Quick Summary No Spoilers Seven men are sent into the jungles of eastern Asia to ambush and assassinate high level Chinese and North Vietnamese officers during the Vietnam War They are a part of the top secret mission, Operation Five Fingers.Quote We were in a hell of a state seven guys, half carrying, half pushing one another alone parts of us hanging off a lot of blood a lot of bone Quote Explanation This quote really shows just how torn up these soldiers got They knew if they had taken [...]

    7. I believe it was released as a work of fiction but sections of it read pretty true to me The details present in the book enhance the read for me I know there has been debate about this book over the years as to how much is fiction or truth There was the Phoenix program in Vietnam to eliminate high ranking officials and others So I believe sometimes things happen in the world theater that we never really know about In the end I enjoyed it as solid military fiction.

    8. A bit outlandish, but the author does a great job of convincing me he was there His knowledge and descriptions of combat in Laos, combat in the jungle, and the misery and pain of traveling overland in Laos is pretty convincing.

    9. A very good story It is only at the end you become aware the story is true It is a good look at the soldier in the field being caught between the Military command and the civilian lawmakers.

    10. There is a great deal of controversy surrounding this book and its author Regardless, this one will keep you on the edge of your seat if you can stomach the raw violence.

    11. I read this twenty years ago I remember liking it very much at the time Even after all these years I can still recall some details about the mission.

    12. Seven men are sent into the jungles of eastern Asia to ambush and assassinate high level Chinese and North Vietnamese officers during the Vietnam War They are a part of the top secret mission, Operation Five Fingers.Quote We were in a hell of a state seven guys, half carrying, half pushing one another alone parts of us hanging off a lot of blood a lot of bone Quote Explanation This quote really shows just how torn up these soldiers got They knew if they had taken a quick rest to tend to the woun [...]

    13. Great book It reads very easily if you like action and no B.S style honesty The author tells you how he did it He does not make mortal judgments Some of the things he did, you make not like, but he is not concerned with that He is concerned with telling you about something that happened.I used this book to make it through special operations myself it is a kind of bible for Spec Op soldiers be cause he explains many things that you go through in your early career that you may not understand He te [...]

    14. Like many reviewers before me and those invested in the story will argue whether it is fiction or not I am undecided myself and i think I ll continue to be every time I think of this book Regardless of what you may think this story deserves to be read, if you can bear with the violent and often unbelievable parts On multiple occasions I would stop reading and think what were on these pages before this I knew there was violence and murder and I had seen these aspects in films that made them look [...]

    15. I read this as a freshman in high school in 1981 and just picked it up to read again I believe that the author calling himself Rivers had extensive SF exposure The story is just fiction I know for a fact that if a mission like that were to be attempted, regardless of their experience, a team would not be thrown together like that The number in the team was odd, falling between what would be called a heavy 12 and a light 6 team That is not completely out of bounds though Adding a British SAS sold [...]

    16. I am giving the book 4 stars instead of 5 because it has been at least 20 years since I read the book and am vague on the writing style not context That I remembered it after so many years is some credit to the author for longetivity Of what I can remember are believable characters in a intense, violent, fast paced story of fiction htat reads non fiction Read this in one night In fact I intend in the near future to find this book and read it again My copy was loaned to a friend and never returne [...]

    17. This was a VERY DRY read for me, I wasn t that impressed with the story, it was alright Got lost with the story I guess The subject matter is better explained and given in better detail in the movie called, Jacobs Ladder The drug they experimented him on in the movie was the same thing I believe this story and the characters tried to center it all around, military drug experimentation in other words.

    18. Wow This was a book I read several times over about 25 years ago, as a wide eyed 15 16 year old in a military school I just could not get enough of it kept seeing myself progressing from military school, to military academy, to a military career which emulated these ultimate special warriors Alas, that was not to be I m giving the book 5 stars, because even after having read it last about 25 years ago, it still evokes a lot of memories and emotions for me.

    19. Story of a special forces team sent into China during the Vietnam war What they didn t know was that their commanders never expected them to return The true mission is to see how far they can get before they are killed Unfortunately for the commanders, the commanders underestimated the team who return seeking retribution from their commanders.

    20. Great story Of course I m a war story fan, especially Viet Nam, so I m a bit biased.I ve read that the story and author are both controversial, mostly because of the truthfulness of the story itself I bought it, true or not.It wouldn t be the first time the U.S government has lied about something.

    21. Great work on a special forces unit going into China during the Vietnam war Sort of a historical fiction piece I read it as a teenager and wanted to check it out again Great book but didn t care for the ending.

    22. The book becomes a bit incredulous toward the end, with so many near mortal wounds being inflicted but the gang soldiers on Kind of surprised it was never made into a movie because it is pretty good story Their is a ring of authenticity to many, and Rivers was a soldier of fortune so who knows.

    23. Loved it I read it when I was nine I found out later from an ex SF guy that this was one of the few admired books by SF soldiers I did learn that shotguns are best for jungle warfare This isn t Malaya, Lew

    24. This book is, by far, the best I have ever read This book, in real life, does not end the way it ends in the book The author is real and so is the story For those that rated this less than 4 stars, I have sympathy for you.

    25. it was a great story about seven men that had a job to do from Laos and Vietnam, and on to China Gayle Rivers was one of the seven men.

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