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THE PLAY SOLDIER
by Chet Green
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159113644X, Paperback)In recession-racked Detroit in 1975, a counterfeit war hero with a useless college education and poor job prospects decides to go for broke when his hard luck turns awful. He runs for classic cover and fulfillment with the Foreign Legion until the legendary force rejects him.
Unable to go home, anxious for a fitting career, he decides to become a conflict photographer now. Unable to stop pretending what he's not, he assumes the persona of a seasoned "shooter," following a Legion regiment to its posting in the last European colony in Africa. As he crosses Ethiopia, events begin challenging his bigotries. When he finally reaches Djibouti, an adventure with an African-American swashbuckler backfires into a brutal, racially charged incident, and the false hero's longed-for baptism of fire becomes a penance he will perform the rest of his life.
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