Title: Saigon Gold
Author: Hugh Scott
Genre: Fiction, Thriller
Reviewer: Joyce Gilmour
ISBN (links go to the MWSA Amazon store): 0979953480
Saigon Gold won the 2010 Gold Medal award for fiction from the Military Writers Society of America.
Veterans and tourists will be entranced by this fast-paced thriller in which a decorated American officer returns to Vietnam and must face the harsh truths of his military exploits. The daring plot includes China's expansionist navy attempting to seize a key base, thus upsetting the balance of military power in the Western Pacific.
Robert Anderson is lured into a scheme to help a wartime friend recover a gold fortune. But a vengeful North Vietnamese official is watching. Discovery of cryptic documents about an ambush that only Anderson and a Vietnamese officer survived launches Anderson and companion Jenny Ngo on a wild chase around scenic Vietnam to unravel their secret before every witness is silenced by a mysterious killer.