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Author Miller, Derek B., 1970- author

Title The girl in green / Derek B. Miller
Published Melbourne : Scribe, 2016
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Summary 1991. Near Checkpoint Zulu, one hundred miles from the Kuwaiti border, Thomas Benton meets Arwood Hobbes. Benton is a British journalist who reports from war zones, in part to avoid his lacklustre marriage and a daughter he loves but cannot connect with; Hobbes is a mid-western American private who might be an insufferable ignoramus, or might be a brilliant lunatic with a death wish--it's hard to tell. Operation Desert Storm is over, peace has been declared, but as they argue about whether it makes sense to cross the nearest border in search of an ice cream, they become embroiled in a horrific attack in which a young local girl in a green dress is shot in the back and dies in Hobbes's arms. The two men walk away into their respective lives. But something has cracked for them both. Twenty-two years later, in another place, in another war, the two men meet again. Benton and relief worker Mta Str are persuaded by a much-changed Hobbes to embark on what may be a fool's errand in a last-chance effort to redeem themselves when the girl in green is found alive and in need of salvation. Or is she?
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Subject Humanitarian assistance -- Fiction
Life change events -- Fiction
Soldiers -- United States -- Fiction
War correspondents -- Iraq -- Fiction
Humanitarian assistance.
Life change events.
War correspondents.
Iraq -- Fiction
United States.
Genre/Form Action and adventure fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1925307727