The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu – Review at The Dorset Book Detective

A brand new and very kind review of my first novel, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, at The Dorset Book Detective. Thanks! A snappy thriller with strong characterisation and witty dialogue, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu is an entertaining read with as many plot twists as it has droll one liners.   Tom Vater’s novel […]

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Sobering and Grim Documentary Film on the US’s Secret War in Laos: The Players

Stumbled across this image of the three unusual suspects of The Most Secret Place on Earth on this Bangkok Expat blog. Taken at the packed FCCT (Foreign Correspondents Club Thailand) in November 2010 during our presentation and Q& A session of aforementioned documentary on the CIA’s covert war in Laos in the 1960s. From left […]

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Amerikas geheimer Krieg in Laos auf DVDThe Most Secret Place on Earth on DVD….in German

Endlich gibt es nun Amerikas Geheimer Krieg in Laos, ein Dokumentarfilm von Marc Eberle, bei dem ich als Drehbuchautor mitgewirkt habe, auf DVD. Der Vietnamkrieg war einer der medial präsentesten Kriege der Geschichte. Doch im Nachbarland Laos fand parallel der größte und längste Luftkrieg der Geschichte im Geheimen statt, was Laos zum meist bombardierten Land […]

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The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos) – Outtakes – Alfred McCoy

There’s new additional footage for Marc Eberle’ s The Most Secret Place on Earth, co-written by Tom Vater. Watch never before seen interview with James Lilley, Deputy CIA station chief in Laos, on the ghosts of the past and the high life in a war zone. This interview was filmed in August 2006. Note how […]

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