by Graeme Sturgeon
Willie Peters was born to the sound of guns. His journey took him full circle from the wide open plains of Waiouru through the majestic mountain ranges of Fiordland and the steaming jungles of Vietnam before he finally found peace with himself. His story is about the deer and wild horses of the high country, the men and women of the sheep stations and the hunters in the hills. Most of all it is about the soldiers who volunteered to fight in the Vietnam war, men who put their lives on the line among strangers and then waited 25 years for their country to welcome them home.
Author Graeme Sturgeon has been a hunter for most of his life and, like the central; character in this story, he served with the New Zealand Army in Vietnam. After his tour of duty he returned to work for the Forest Service.
With a foreword by Rex Forrester.
Published 1998 by River Press, reprinted 1999
rrp $29.95 + $6pp