Under Fire is the incredible fictional story of PFC Carl Yeager’s arrival in Vietnam for his first tour and a life or death mission deep inside the Iron Triangle.
PFC Carl Yeager, a rookie infantryman, is on his first Tour of Vietnam. Like most new arrivals to war-torn South Vietnam he has no idea of what he’ll be up against. Going on his first patrol with mixed feelings, his platoon runs into a VC ambush. Fighting off an enemy who appeared from nowhere, he gathers together a scratch unit and pursues the Vietcong ambush party deep into the jungle. Until they disappear, melting into the gloom like ghosts.
Where did they come from, and where did they go? Desperate for tunnel ‘experts’ the Army Commander in South Vietnam assigns him to a recon unit. Their task is to enter the Iron Triangle and search for the elusive tunnels. Despite his terror of dark, cramped and enclosed spaced. A terror he must overcome if he is to fight and defeat the Vietcong on their own ground.
Soon he discovers a shocking and gruesome discovery. The bodies of his former platoon mutilated and dismembered in a gruesome attempt to undermine American morale. Yeager is now a man with a life or death mission. To find and kill Commissar Trinh Tac, the man who ordered the massacre. He is reported to be hiding inside the Iron Triangle just as Operation Cedar Falls begins. The plan is to wipe out the nest of VC dug into the subterranean maze. Yeager’s unit is tasked to go in and wipe out one man. Commissar Trinh Tac.
Under Fire is the incredible and fictional story of PFC Carl Yeager’s arrival in Vietnam for his first tour, a prequel to Under Siege, a story set during the Siege of Khe Sanh. A full-length novel by the bestselling author of many Spec Ops books. These include the popular SEAL Team Bravo stories, Heroes of Afghanistan, Raider, Echo Six, and Devil's Guard titles.
About the Author
Eric is UK author of over fifteen books. He is a graduate of University College, Cardiff, where he studied politics. He served part-time in the Commandos, the Royal Marines Reserve, reaching the rank of Colour Sergeant. During his service he was seconded to take part in and lead a number of sensitive and classified missions, as well as undertake instructor assignments in a number of Special Forces schools. During this time he pursued a full-time career as an independent coach and consultant, working with various blue chip and smaller organisations. Eric Meyer has developed a specialty as a motivational coach, and drew heavily on his military experience to give his clients the tools for leadership, initiative and audacity that are the mark of the small unit commander.
Working with a number of authors and experts, he has been co-writer on a number of self-improvement and motivational titles. As an author, his books are sold all over the world in paperback, hardback and ebook format. He writes mainly in the genres of military thriller, and detective thriller. Indeed, his first novel, Devil's Guard, The Real Story, is a fact based novel based on the French IndoChina war in what is now known as Vietnam. With a number of novels set during World War II on the Eastern Front, as well as novels of the Vietnam War, his military experience is reflected in a range of war fiction titles. The detective thrillers are based on an NYPD detective, Gabriel de Sade, a Special Forces veteran.
He has also presented a number of documentary films, mostly exploring historical subjects ranging from early Christian history to the mystical brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci.
Eric is married with three children, and still pursues his military and historical research in his available spare time. He is also a keen runner, and has achieved success in a number of road and off-road races, including fell-running, the challenging sport of competitive running across hill ranges in the countryside. Throughout his career he has combined his extensive and growing knowledge of military affairs with his zest for the latest motivational tools to produce novels that will both thrill and entertain the reader. Current projects include research into the causes and progress of the war in Afghanistan. Currently, Eric Meyer is a full-time novelist.