When helicopter pilot Billy Roark returns to Vietnam for a second tour of duty, a mysterious foe with a score to settle hunts him over the jungles of Southeast Asia
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After completing his first tour of duty and finding himself unable to focus on anything but his Vietnam experience, chopper pilot Billy Roark applies for reassignment as a scout. Previously flying a large Huey helicopter used for inserting troops and carrying ammo, Roark now pilots a smaller, faster scout ship, searching the jungle for Viet Cong troops. First novelist Heath's skillful use of dense technical description--the flight and battle sequences are superb--boosts a mediocre story with familiar themes of waste and disillusionment. With appeal to both fans of Vietnam fiction and technothrillers, Heath may rival giants like Dale Brown ( Day of the Cheetah, LJ 6/15/89), and, due to the authenticity of his technical and historical data, be taken more seriously. Military Book Club main selection; previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 2/15/90..
- Mark Annichiarico, "Library Journal"
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Transport helicopter pilot Billy Roark completes his initial Vietnam tour in 1969 only to return in 1971 as a scout pilot in the air cavalry. Heath "blends the real and the surreal in compelling images of a form of war that was new but not unique," said PW. Roark's story "can claim a place alongside such memoirs as Billy Bishop's Winged Warfare and Ira Jones's Tiger Squadron. "
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Book Description Avon, 1991. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. New Softcover, Satisfaction Guaranteed, International Shipping, Photos upon request. Bookseller Inventory # SKU0241539
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