Gary McKay was conscripted into the Army when he was 20 years old. He served as a rifle platoon commander in South Viet Nam and was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry. He decided to remain in the military and rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel before he retired after 30 years service. He served in the USA, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia, New Zealand and Fiji. He is an accomplished non-fiction author with over 20 titles to his credit. He is Australia?s most prolific author on the subject of the Viet Nam war. He works as a freelance historian and author. He is a battlefield tour guide in Viet Nam, Gallipoli, Singapore and Guadalcanal. Gary is married and lives in Kiama, NSW. Dancing in the Daintree is his first novel and the first in a trilogy. Dancing is based on an actual operation that he was involved in during his Army service.