The Legend of Lovea Duval
About the Book
As a freelance CIA operative, Mick Scott was no stranger to danger. He had infiltrated the violent Weather Underground, and now he was assigned to pose as a Russian correspondent for Radio Moscow while actually reporting on the atrocities of Pol Pot in Cambodia for Voice of America.
In the process, he helped to liberate a young French/Cambodian woman named Lovea Duval, who in the midst of Pol Pot's murderous rampage, emerged as the leader of a counterinsurgency known as the People's Republican Army (PRA).
Utilizing guerrilla warfare, the PRA (also known as the "War Wolves") pursued Pol Pot's Communist army, the Khmer Rouge, across northern Cambodia from Thailand to Vietnam. Eventually becoming allied with invading Vietnamese forces who deposed Pol Pot, the PRA evolved into the People's Republican Party, and Duval was considered to be a prime candidate to represent Cambodia in a coalition government. But the Khmer Rouge, who remained active despite being on the run, had other plans for Duval.
About the Author
Mike Shepherd is the author of Like Another Lifetime In Another World, an historical fiction based on his experiences as a reporter for Armed Forces Radio in Vietnam in 1967 and '68. He also published Days of Rage (hrough iuniverse), which is about the anti-Vietnam War movement at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in the late 1960s and early 1970s. It too is an historical fiction. Shepherd is retired from the State of Illinois and lives in the country near Springfield