An epic war story of two American soldiers trapped in a web of corruption and death during Vietnam's shattering Tet Offensive. In stunning scenes of combat and intrigue, Payne and Willingham are forced into a covert CIA operation that hurls them into Vietnam's true heart of darkness-where body-count politics defines the essence of America's "dirty little war" and shifting loyalties, more than grenades and AK-47 fire, decide who lives and who dies. Year of the Monkey takes us to a place we have not seen before in a war we only thought we knew.
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Ron Argo is an award-winning journalist and editor, a decorated Vietnam veteran and author of the acclaimed novel, Year of the Monkey. His latest, GONE MISSING and FROM THE SHADOWS, feature investigative reporter Ray Myers tackling personal, political and controversal murders and mayhem in and around San Diego. Argo lives with his wife and daughter in that city.From Publishers Weekly:
In this grim, harshly ambient Vietnam War novel by award-winning journalist and Vietnam veteran Argo, a soldier's court-martial for the apparent murder of his Army buddy serves as the frame for a nightmarish flashback. Soldier Russell Payne is an Army reporter whose life is relatively easy until the appearance of Willingham, a wild, undisciplined enlistee who arrives, seemingly out of nowhere, to join Payne's unit. An internal investigation team wants Payne to foster a friendship with Willingham, whom they say is a survivor of a renegade commander's illegal guerrilla squad. What eventually moves Payne to kill Willingham--a fate made known in the first chapter--serves as the author's hook, and the climactic twist delivered by Argo is both surprising and credible. Argo's Vietnam is very much the one readers and film-goers have come to know in recent years--a pestilent netherworld of inhuman living conditions and impossibly murky moral choices. This unsparing story is an effective confirmation of those portrayals.
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