True North

Author(s): Roger Rooney


True North

In 1962, Australian Army adviser Lieutenant Jack Burns is deployed as part of ‘The Team’ to the Mekong Delta, the hotspot of the Vietnam War, where he is about to undergo the ultimate test of his conviction.

As Jack is honing his craft in the Delta, Tran, a teenage soldier girl with the North Vietnamese Army makes her way down the Ho Chi Minh Trail and into the Delta, where she must stare down the might of US firepower at the Battle of Ap Bac.

In a war without frontlines, Jack and Tran must fight enemies foreign and domestic if they are to survive the most dangerous place in the world - South Vietnam.






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Praise for True North

“Utterly Gripping. True North is the Vietnam War book that shows what we fight for and why we fight." 


Robert Macklin (Author of SAS Sniper and Warrior Elite) 


“A meticulously researched book. Roger Rooney has done an excellent job telling what went on up there at that time, on both sides of the war.  He provides deep insights into the war's political and military context and Vietnamese life. I finished reading the book wondering if he was actually there…”

Fergus Thomson RFD BA MA FASAE, Legal Staff Officer, Australian Army Task Force, Nui Dat, Viet Nam 1967-68.

Roger Rooney is a Canberra based author who has written a page turner Vietnam War novel set in 1962.


Written from both sides, True North shows what we fight for and why we fight and explains the geopolitical and social, civil, political and religious aspects of the war.


Audacious in scope, Roger Rooney’s True North is a powerful story set in the Adviser period of the conflict. It provides insights into the antecedents of America and Australia’s eventual failure and asks the question – can enemies find true love during wartime?



General Fields

  • : 9780648249214
  • : Roger Rooney
  • : Volcano Publishing
  • : 0.43817
  • : February 2018
  • : .67 Inches X 6 Inches X 9 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Roger Rooney
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 296