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This is the true story of David Everett: renegade soldier, outlaw and fugitive.

As an SAS soldier bored with life in the Regiment during peacetime, Dave was lured to the jungles of Burma by the promise of seeing action. There, he became swept up in a war between the Burmese military junta and the oppressed Karen people. Dave learned very quickly about fighting, loyalty and bravery. Back in Australia on a mission to raise funds for the Karen, he soon became every government's nightmare: a highly skilled commando on a crime spree. He kidnapped people from their homes, robbed movie theatres and set off the biggest explosion in Australian criminal history. At the height of his infamy, Dave had every cop in the country on the lookout for him.

Part larrikin, part enigma, Dave Everett has everyone divided. Is he a freedom fighter or a trained killer on the loose? A baby-faced everyday bloke or a 'lethal war-machine'? A champion of the oppressed or a ruthless criminal? Written during his time in jail, Shadow Warrior is an inside look at a world that thriller writers and Hollywood can only imagine.

'A remarkable story' The Australian

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    9780143010654

    June 29, 2009

    Penguin

    464 pages

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    9781742282343

    June 29, 2009

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    456 pages

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