February 1968. The Chinese New Year. The Tet Offensive. Vietcong ambush American units all across South Vietnam.
Meanwhile, back home, reporter Jim Quint covers the escalating antiwar protests, writing stories that brand him a coward and a traitor in the eyes of the military. So it comes as quite a surprise when he receives an invitation to dine at the home of intelligence officer Colonel Del Lambert high in the hills above Honolulu.
After a tense dinner, Lambert orders his Vietnamese wife, Vivienne, to strip for Quint; when she refuses, he bullies her into submission, promising Vivienne to Quint as a gift if he can uncover the secret she’s hiding.
Ensnared in a trap of their own making, Quint, Lambert, and Vivienne are driven by the elemental forces of desire, rage, sacrifice, and, ultimately, hope.
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VIVIENNEUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A newspaperman forges a dangerous relationship with a diabolical Army Intelligence officer and his sexy, hapless but far from helpless Vietnamese wife.It's 1968, and Jim Quint, a former Army draftee ... Read full review