Red Flags

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Sep 20, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Army cop Erik Rider prefers to fight his war in the saloons and streets of Saigon. When he is sent to disrupt a Vietcong opium operation deep in the jungle, he could not be less interested. But when Rider lands in Cheo Reo, things get complicated. The American outpost is home to battle-hardened soldiers, intelligence operatives, and profiteers of all stripes. Meanwhile, Vietcong battalions are massing in the hills, and sixty thousand Montagnard tribespeople are advancing with the goal of reclaiming their mountain homeland.

With a bounty on his head, Rider must hunt for the opium smugglers, avoid enemy patrols, and defend the undermanned U.S. base. As he closes in on the smuggling operation, he discovers that someone inside the base has a stake in it, and is willing to kill to protect that stake.


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User Review  - mirrani - LibraryThing

Red Flags is a book that I was interested in because it took place during the time of the Vietnam War. Though it takes place in the war, it is mostly about a drug ring that some US special forces are ... Read full review

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User Review  - creighley - LibraryThing

Jurjevics certainly succeeded in presenting the horrible futility of the Vietnam Nam War and all of its corruption.....right down to the realistic ending. The bottom line of all wars is the destruction and suffering of the innocents! Read full review

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Juris Jurjevics was born in Latvia during WWII and grew up in Displaced Persons camps before emigrating to the US. A fixture in American book publishing, he is cofounder of Soho Press and author of The Trudeau Vector. 

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