KENT LINES & THOMAS
MANN ... Joint authors
early 2012, Kent Lines sought help through the South
Australian Writers Centre for the writing of his novel. We
worked together for about a year while Kent's health
deteriorated, stemming from injuries he had received in the
Vietnam War. We wrote this largely biographical novel based on
his experiences in the USA, Vietnam and Israel.
In March 2013, he passed away in Adelaide, and I felt obliged
to finish the story. I have taken some liberties but feel they
are in keeping with what he would have wished.
Since retirement I do part-time work in editing scientific
papers written in English for the Harbin University of
Engineering, North-East China, and write in my spare
was born in Idaho in 1952, and he grew up in an orphanage.
Graduating from Idaho Falls High School in 1970, he continued
his education at Yale University and Idaho State University,
majoring in biochemistry and microbiology. He served in the US
Army in Vietnam War and in Israel on special assignment for
From 1983, he lived in the Netherlands, New Zealand and
Australia. His brain condition, similar to a form of epilepsy,
resulted from an injury received during service in Vietnam,
and worsened over the years.
KENT LINES died in 2013.
2014 CUSTOM BOOKS
orphaned American boy wounded by Vietnam, used by Mossad and
will try to turn you into a machine. Don’t let them do
he were a machine, could he be switched off? For the first
time in his war-torn life, he doubted it. He felt as though
life had gripped him in a vice and would not let go. Any hope
of recasting himself as a peaceful, compassionate person had
chilling biographical novel based on the life, loyalties,
loves and hates of KENT
wartime sniper and trained assassin!
19 December 2014
Released March 2015
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