Author: Dale Dye
Publisher: Warriors Publishing Group (2008)
Binding: Paperback, 280 pages
The death of a salty old senior NCO who ran special operations in Vietnam leads Marine Gunner Shake Davis on a shocking and potentially lethal quest to find out what happened to hundreds of American POWs. Written by the bestselling author of 'Platoon,' Dale A. Dye.
MWSA 2011 Gold Medal for Fiction, Mystery
The death of a salty old senior NCO who ran special operations in Vietnam, and the discovery of the detailed notebooks he kept on those classified missions, leads Marine Gunner Shake Davis on a shocking and potentially lethal quest to find out what happened to hundreds of American POWs who disappeared along the infamous Ho Chi Minh Trail.
Shake Davis attaches himself to an official post-war stabilization mission designed to establish normal relations between his nation and the DRV with a secret agenda to prove – or disapprove – what he suspects might be the final fate of many Americans still listed as Missing in Action from the Vietnam War.
Dale is a Marine officer who rose through the ranks to retire as a Captain after twenty-one years in war and peace. He is a distinguished graduate of Missouri Military Academy who enlisted in the United States Marine Corps shortly after graduation. Sent to war in Southeast Asia, he served in Vietnam in 1965 and again from 1967 through 1970 surviving 31 major combat operations. Appointed a Warrant Officer in 1976, he later converted his commission and was a Captain when he deployed to Beirut, Lebanon with the Multinational Force in 1982-83.
Reviewed by: Bob Ruehrdanz (2011)