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Table of Contents for


A Book in the McAlister Line

By Richard Marman


Prologue - Merimbula NSW!

Chapter 1 - It’s War!

Chapter 2 - Raw Recruit

Chapter 3 - A Born Soldier

Chapter 4 - First Blood              

Chapter 5 - Friend or Foe?

Chapter 6 - Flight and Fight

Chapter 7 - Heartbreak and Havoc


Part 2 — Seafarers 1914-1916

Chapter 8 - Second Last Man Standing

Chapter 9 - Steam Gives Way to Sail

Chapter 10 - On the Run

Chapter 11 - Padang

Chapter 12 - Mutiny!                 

Chapter 13 - Singapore Siege

Chapter 14 - Home Run

Chapter 15 - A Safe Haven?


Part Three — Emerald Isle 1916

Chapter 16 - Irish Sojourn

Chapter 17 - Trouble Brewing

Chapter 18 - Gun-Runner

Chapter 19 - Easter Rising

Chapter 20 - The Exploring Officer

Chapter 21 - St Stephen’s Green

Chapter 22 - Reinforcements

Chapter 23 - Mount Street Massacre

Chapter 24 - Street Fighter

Chapter 25 - Dublin Swan-Song


Part Four — Western Front 1916-1918

Chapter 26 - A Parting Shot

Chapter 27 - Wings

Chapter 28 - McAlister’s Squadron

Chapter 29 - First Blood

Chapter 30 - Ivy Goes to War

Chapter 31 - Day of Reckoning

Chapter 32 - Aces and Parachutes

Chapter 33 - The Red Baron

Chapter 34 - The Last Battle


Part Five — Blood Stones of Jalil Khan

Chapter 35 - M.I.A.

Chapter 36 - A Warrior Returns

Chapter 37 - Air Race

Chapter 38 - The Great Indus Valley Rubies

Chapter 39 - The Heist

Chapter 40 - India by Night

Chapter 41 - The Finishing Line


Epilogue - Merimbula NSW


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Pages: 524

ISBN: 978-1-910882-72-6

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Books in the McAlister Line

In Chronological Sequence.


Action and Adventure aplenty.

McALISTER's TRAIL - Book 5 in the McAlister Line

McALISTER's TRAIL - Set against the panoramic backdrop of New Mexico, Sonora, Arizona and California in 1867, Jubal Quinn is desperate. He is a black trooper in the newly formed 10th Cavalry accused of murdering a white man. Behind bars and doomed to hang, his only chance is to escape from the stockade with the help of Billy Songbird, a wayward, half-breed, Kiowa teenager. And so the action begins…..


 McALISTER AND THE GREAT WAR - Book 6 in the McAlister Line - GET YOUR COPY NOW!

McALISTER AND THE GREAT WAR - On his seventeenth birthday, New South Wales farm boy, Callan McAlister joins the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and is swept away to war. His first taste of blood comes in the Sinai Desert, before he is shipped to Gallipoli. Callan receives a shock while convalescing in peaceful, idyllic Ireland during the Easter of 1916. But the Western Front awaits - all before his nineteenth birthday. He falls in love with a lovely English beauty, Ivy Brown, but their path to happiness is neither easy nor pre-ordained. A lowly Australian private is viewed with doubt and disapproval by Ivy’s aristocratic family not to mention Callan’s chances of surviving the brutality of the Great War.


McAlister's Way  

McALISTER’S WAY  - By his 15th birthday, young Danny McAlister goes on the run. Escaping from a draconian boarding school after seriously injuring the principal. His flight takes him through Northern Queensland to the New Guinea Highlands where he searches for his father, lost while fighting the Japanese on the Kokoda Track. “Mad Monty” teaches him to fly meets and he meets the gorgeous Angela Holyman. Together they cross into Frenchy Duval and his cut-throat pirates.


 McAlister's Hoard

McALISTER’S HOARD  - Only months after escaping from Frenchy Duvals band of cut throat pirates (McAlisters Way), Danny McAlister and Angela Holyman are once again thrown into a thrilling, helter-skelter adventure in their tropical, South-Sea paradise. More action and adventure aplenty.

 McALISTER'S SIEGE - Book 3 in the McAlister Line

McALISTER'S SIEGE - Danny McAlister and Mad Monty are on the run once more. They find themselves working for General Claire Chennault’s China Air Transport only to be dragged into the last throes of the Chinese Civil War and then onto Korea where Danny learns first-hand the horrors of battle. But far worse is yet to come. After the Korean cease-fire, General Chennault assigns Danny to Vietnam where he rejoins his old flame, med-student, Angela Holyman. Unwittingly Danny and Angela are thrown into the desperate, bloody climax of the siege at Dien Bien Phu.

MCALISTER'S ALLEGIANCE - Book 4 in the McAlister Line

MCALISTER'S ALLEGIANCE  - After recovering from injuries suffered at Dien Bien Phu, Danny is straight back into action in Saigon via Taipei. The 17th Parallel has just been created with the communists to the North. But South Vietnam is awash spies and agents from the CIA, MI6 and other secret service types from the West, but especially Russian, Chinese and with North Vietnamese infiltrators, all vying to fill the, soon to be, power vacuum currently being created by the French who are starting to pull out of Indochina.Still flying for CAT airlines, commonly referred to as the most shot-at airline in the world, Monty and Angela join him as they plunge headlong into another non-stop, breathtaking odyssey which spreads across five continents, landing in one desperate scrape after another. Finally all three make heart-breaking decisions which ultimately define their true allegiance.

 Mc Alister's Spark


McALISTER’S SPARK - Advance fifty years and in an instant the developed world is destroyed and plunged into anarchy. Can Zach McAlister, Karen Davenport and Mike Farrow survive as theyre thrust into a feral and deadly new order? Not only must they come to terms with their Stone Age environment and the use of only Medieval technology, but also face the terror of marauding tribal gangs, whose only method of survival is violence and conquest. Will they be able to forge a future themselves and their descendants? The question can only be answered through their courage, determination and friendship. But, is that enough?