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A novel about the C.I.A. Phoenix Program, which was designed to find and destroy the Communist Infrastructure within South Vietnam. The novel follows several characters, both American and Vietnamese, and the moral ambiguities that they encounter in the covert war.
Hardcover, First Edition (U.S.), 399 pages
Published May 1st 1986 by Bantam Books
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Jeff Veen
Good read. Motives are a little hard to understand. The man knew a lot of details about things on the ground, having covered it in person. A few descriptive lines are throw aways, but overall you'll learn something about Vietnamese politics and enjoy a bit of covert mission fiction that borders on the unrealistic. A bit shocked that the author checked out in 2006 at age 63. Too young.
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Jan 31, 2014 Pamela Rodriguez rated it really liked it
For the past years, I haven't been a fan of a Vietnam war novel. But this one, this one is different.
This one left a mark on me.
I didn't know I have a fetish for war novels until I read The Embassy House.
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