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Author Shines Light on 'Shadow War' during 1968 Vietnam War

New Release from Headline Books, The Green Light

Terra Alta WV _ It is 1968. In Asia, the war in Vietnam rages unabated. In the USA, cities burn amid protests and assassinations. Meanwhile, from the Caribbean to Bolivia, men of the 7th Special Forces wage a secret shadow-war against forces committed to the destruction of the American way of life. Stu Carter, college drop-out and freshly minted Green Beret assigned to team A-45, must learn to adapt or die in the dim jungle light, while coming to terms with concepts of honor, loyalty, and integrity. The Green Light shines brightly on a largely unacknowledged chapter of the American story.

Multi award-winning author Karl Stewart pens a new Stu Carter novel, The Green Light. Based on his own Vietnam experience and a follow-up to Seventh Cruise, based on his father’s WWII stories, Stewart has another captivating novel that keeps the reader turning the pages.

Raised in the hills of post-WWII West Virginia, and moved to Wisconsin in his teen years, Karl Stewart attended a Catholic seminary. Upon leaving the seminary, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966, serving as a communications sergeant in the elite Green Beret Special Forces until 1969. He enrolled in the University of Wisconsin, earning a double-major degree in political science and history. In 2005 Stewart retired from teaching high school Social Studies and English to devote himself to his two passions, family and writing.

He is the author of the award-winning Legend of See Bird series, loosely based on the life of Stewart’s great-grandfather, See Bird Carpenter, a Choctaw Indian. The Green Light continues the life of Stuart Carter (based on Stewart’s father) from WWII (The Seventh Cruise) to Vietnam. Up Harvey’s Creek and Fare Thee Well Harvey’s Creek is a spin off based on the author’s life, living with a parent with PTSD. He is also the author of Good Night Sweet Dreams, an award-winning children’s book.

He and his wife live in rural Wisconsin on a pine-lined ridge with a stunning view to the south, echoing his West Virginia childhood playgrounds.

Available at your favorite local and online bookstore. ISBN 9781951556877, 6 x 9, 280 pages, pb Retail $24.95

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