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Nineteen-year-old Private Eddie Henderson is with Alpha Company, serving in the Quang Ngai Province. His parents died in a car accident, and he has no one, except his platoon brothers: Porter, Rocky, and Professor. None are closer than he and his best friend, team leader Mitch Drexler.
In the heat and jungles of Vietnam, as each man does the best he can to survive, he will learn that his only real purpose in this war is to protect the life of the soldier beside him. As “grunts,” they know only too well that their role here is little more than bait—to flush out NVA troops and the ruthless Viet Cong from the dangerous terrain, where disease and the elements can be as lethal as the enemy.
Between being sent from one deadly, futile search-and-destroy mission to the next, doing all they can to protect civilians, and watching their beloved brothers fall beside them in firefights—which seem to escalate on each occasion, culminating in a significant attack on an enemy base—the men reflect on their lives and views of the war; each carries his burden.
Battles are fought, friends lost, and promises made to the fallen. But when the enemy fatally wounds a platoon brother in a deadly attack, the dying soldier makes Eddie promise to fulfill a final vow… a debt of blood that could change the course of his life forever.
When Eddie and his friends' tour are over, they return home to a world they barely remember. But Eddie is still trapped in the past. He has no family, no home to go back to. Just a nightmare he lives over and over again. A dark vow he made to a dying friend. And one question, burning in his mind...
Will he keep his promise to his friend? No matter the cost?
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9982095-9-3
eBook ISBN: 978-1-7340260-1-6
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-7340260-0-9
Pub Date: February 2020
Paperback Price: $16.99
eBook Price: $5.99
Hardcover Price: $28.99
Trim Size: 6 x 9 inches
Page Count: 350
Format: Trade Paperback; ebook;
Publisher: Glyn Haynie
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