Double Back by Mark Abernethy

By Mark Abernethy

Alan McQueen, aka Mac, the intrepid hero of Golden Serpent and moment Strike, is a difficult, true-blue, and imaginative Aussie. An intelligence agent, Mac spends loads of his time doing undercover paintings in south east Asia. Double again sees Mac placing his existence at the line battling risky forces who will cease at not anything to sink the independence flow in East Timor. combating the nice struggle, Mac discovers a plot to take advantage of a perilous ethno-bomb which kills purely local East Timorese—who do not proportion the ethnicity of so much Indonesians. Can Mac safe the ethno-bomb ahead of it truly is too past due?

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Fuck’s sake, Kaui,’ said Mac, certain that the other Papuans were finding this highly amusing. ‘We need to get off the road,’ Kaui pointed out. ’ grumbled Mac as he leaned forward onto the Patrol’s foam seat, water immediately rushing up the back of his shirt and through the Steyr. Mac had performed HALO jumps from planes and nocturnal combat-diving missions. But just standing at the top of the big slide at Wet ’n’ Wild on the Gold Coast gave him sweaty palms. ‘See you down there, Mac,’ shouted Kaui, suddenly pushing the foam seat into the rapid.

_Weekend Australian_ on_ Golden Serpent _"If constant action, detailed fight scenes . . " —_Bookseller + Publisher ### Product Description Alan McQueen, aka Mac, the intrepid hero of _Golden Serpent_ and _Second Strike_, is a tough, true-blue, and resourceful Aussie. An intelligence agent, Mac spends a lot of his time doing undercover work in south east Asia. _Double Back_ sees Mac putting his life on the line fighting dangerous forces who will stop at nothing to sink the independence movement in East Timor.

Kaui ran point, slowing every so often to get a sighting of the mercenaries’ helo through the high canopy. After ten minutes, Mac saw the Papuans waiting ahead and walked the last fifty metres to them, his legs rubbery, lungs empty. ‘Water, fellers,’ he gasped as he put a hand on a tree for support. ’ The OPM boys chuckled and Kaui pointed down to a steeply inclined water race. It consisted of a half-pipe that was at least three metres across, set in concrete braces. Water half-filled the race and it was moving at speed.

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