About the Book
Thomas Claiborne, a veteran of the war in Southeast Asia, is going to college on the G.I. Bill. Falling in love with a coed forces him to face the traumatic stress from his past. When a vivid memory surfaces – that of a highly classified and politically sensitive mission into Cambodia by a Special Forces team – a new battlefield emerges from the old. The mission, which was part of an attempt to assassinate a high-ranking Cambodian official, becomes a political hot potato after journalists discover the story and investigate. The names of several VIPs in Congress and the Pentagon are linked to the assassination plot. In an attempt to save themselves, the VIPs begin to have the surviving members of the mission team terminated.
Thomas’s battle to defeat his would-be assassins causes him to reexamine his principles and priorities, and to acknowledge his PTSD and the effect it has on his life. Summer Grass gives us an insider’s look at the cost of being a warrior in a conflict that few understood and a war that still won’t go away.
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