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Coconut Republic

The year is 1987. The Cold War is rapidly winding down, and Dan Kruger, ex-CIA field officer, Vietnam veteran, and Green Beret is now out of a job—but not for long.

Kruger is hired by a South African mining company to lead a dignitary protection detail on the tiny island-nation of Korotonga. His new job is seemingly mundane at first in this tropical, South Pacific Island that time has forgotten, but things soon take a turn for the worse as Kruger discovers the nation’s leader has a dark and nasty secret—a secret the president must keep at all costs.

Betrayed by one whom he trusted with his life, he turns to a former sworn enemy turned unlikely ally. Now, with a misfit band of forgotten soldiers, Dan will try to right the wrongs of his checkered past, quiet the ghosts that haunt him at night; and fulfill his old oath from the Special Forces—to finally free the oppressed.

“De Oppresso Liber!” 

Thomas Wolfenden was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Army. He spent fifteen years in law enforcement and the private security field. He is has also worked as an automotive detailer, ambulance driver, nuclear medicine delivery courier, dairy barn cleaner, and most recently as a ballast regulator operator, switchman, conductor and locomotive engineer on the railroad. He’s a member of the National Rifle Association and a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment. He now spends his time between the United States and Australia with his life partner, Catherine.