Vietnam in 1968 is a hotbed of turmoil and death. Some as a result of the war, others not. Some are planned assassinations yet to happen.
A C-130 transport aircraft flying close to the DMZ crashes in deep jungle. The aircraft was carrying a squad of Army CID experts on a confidential mission to investigate rumors of a planned assassination of the Saigon President., yet the investigation ended when the crash resulted in the deaths of all aboard. The South Vietnamese insist the plane was brought down by a North Vietnamese missile. The Communists agree and even admit to shooting it down. An open and shut case, and MACV dispatches Warrant Officer Carl Yeager along with a female officer from the Saigon Police to sign off on what is a routine casualty of war.
Things go wrong from the start. Yeager stumbles across a dying survivor, and his story is at odds with the official version. The evidence stinks, and while the war rages Yeager starts to dig further into the reasons why senior Army officers and politicians from both North and South would wish to end the investigation abruptly.
He asks questions powerful men would prefer were never asked, let alone answered. As a result he finds himself in the crosshairs of both cops and ARVN, who use a Vietcong attack on Saigon as a cover to attempt to kill him. With no other options, he must break out of Saigon, pursued by Vietnamese and American forces. He must go north, back to the DMZ, to the scene of the crash. To find answers. And to stay alive.
A full-length novel by the bestselling author of many Spec Ops books. These include the popular SEAL Team Bravo stories, Heroes of Afghanistan, Raider, Echo Six, and Devil's Guard titles.
About the Author
Eric is UK author of over fifteen books. He is a graduate of University College, Cardiff, where he studied politics. He served part-time in the Commandos, the Royal Marines Reserve, reaching the rank of Colour Sergeant. During his service he was seconded to take part in and lead a number of sensitive and classified missions, as well as undertake instructor assignments in a number of Special Forces schools. During this time he pursued a full-time career as an independent coach and consultant, working with various blue chip and smaller organisations. Eric Meyer has developed a specialty as a motivational coach, and drew heavily on his military experience to give his clients the tools for leadership, initiative and audacity that are the mark of the small unit commander.
Working with a number of authors and experts, he has been co-writer on a number of self-improvement and motivational titles. As an author, his books are sold all over the world in paperback, hardback and ebook format. He writes mainly in the genres of military thriller, and detective thriller. Indeed, his first novel, Devil's Guard, The Real Story, is a fact based novel based on the French IndoChina war in what is now known as Vietnam. With a number of novels set during World War II on the Eastern Front, as well as novels of the Vietnam War, his military experience is reflected in a range of war fiction titles. The detective thrillers are based on an NYPD detective, Gabriel de Sade, a Special Forces veteran.
He has also presented a number of documentary films, mostly exploring historical subjects ranging from early Christian history to the mystical brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci.
Eric is married with three children, and still pursues his military and historical research in his available spare time. He is also a keen runner, and has achieved success in a number of road and off-road races, including fell-running, the challenging sport of competitive running across hill ranges in the countryside. Throughout his career he has combined his extensive and growing knowledge of military affairs with his zest for the latest motivational tools to produce novels that will both thrill and entertain the reader. Current projects include research into the causes and progress of the war in Afghanistan. Currently, Eric Meyer is a full-time novelist.