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  • Published: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407055152
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

Closed Circle


Vietnam. November 1965. 450 men of the 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, under the command of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, are dropped by helicopter into a small clearing in the Ia Drang Valley and immediately surrounded by 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers. Three days later, only two and a half miles away, a sister battalion is chopped to pieces in a similarly brutal manner. Together, these actions at the landing zones X-Ray and Albany constitute one of the most savage and significant battles of the Vietnam War and set the tone of the conflict to come.

Now a major motion picture starring Mel Gibson

  • Pub date: 1 July 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407055152
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the Author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire in 1954. He was educated at Price’s School Fareham, and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he read History. He unsuccessfully pursued various career options, finally spending ten years as a local government officer. Frustrated with a lot of contemporary fiction, he set out to write a novel that did what he wanted more novels to do: tell a tightly constructed and densely plotted story engrossingly and satisfyingly. The result was Past Caring and when it became a success he realised that he had, in fact, always been a writer.

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Praise for Closed Circle

“'A spendidly old-fashioned affair, full of thuggery and skulduggery, cross and doublecross, plot and counter-plot'”


“'A masterful performance from one of Britain's finest thriller writers'”

Time Out

“'Goddard unwinds his plots like a conjurer'”


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