Author: Patrick Dent
Publisher: Dent Publishing
The following review was contributed by: SHELDON (SHELLY) WAXMAN: Click to view Shelly's reviews
This book starts out, I believe, on a complicated footing. There are three separate subplots with three separate main characters. This causes the story line to be somewhat convoluted. It would have been better to tell the story in first person from the POV of each character. It would have made it easier to read.
The writing is literate. The setting is in the 1970’s. Vietnam is winding down. There are good location descriptions, although too many locale changes do not leave the intended impression of fast moving events. However the character sketches are good.
The many plot shifts and somewhat stilted dialogue make it difficult reading but the author overcomes the difficulties and the reader is carried through to an enjoyable ending.