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His name was carved in the black marble of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. He'd been reported lost in a helicopter shot down by the Vietcong. Only he hadn't been in that helicopter when it crashed. And he wasn't dead. Instead he'd spent 20 years in a Vietcong prison after being betrayed by three men - one of them his best friend. During 20 years of almost total darkness in ...more
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Published August 11th 2008 by Brilliance Audio (first published October 30th 1989)
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Edson Vladimir
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this book at a Good Will in Albuquerque it was $3.00, I couldn't find any reviews on the web or any information about the author, I have to say that I wasn't expecting much but I got surprised as I was reading it that it was filled with action. although it had a very 80's vibe for me (not a very big fan of this decade) the story was very absorbing. I liked it :)
Katie/Doing Dewey
Apr 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Keith Johnson is happily married and pursuing a career as a helicopter pilot when he’s sent to Vietnam. When evidence suggests his sergeant has killed one of his own men, Keith is unable to keep silent. Unfortunately, one of his friends is willing to betray him for a chance at a safer posting and his sergeant is desperate to get rid of him. Sent on a mission meaning almost certain death, Keith is reported as missing in action but actually survives only to be thrown into a prison camp for 20 year ...more
Keith
Aug 11, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: worst
This book was a huge rip-off of the Count of Monte Cristo. It has been a while since I've read that book, but I remember enough to know where the author got his ideas from. As I read this, I remember thinking in the beginning, "huh, that is kind of like Count of Monte Cristo." Then something else would happen, and then again and again until about half-way through I am very angry because now I can predict exactly what is going to happen next because the author stole the story and just put the eve ...more
Nicole Starner
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great action thriller that will keep you guessing and holding your breath! Keith Johnson is called up to serve in the Vietnam War, leaving behind a beautiful wife and a promising life. But, his so-called military "friend" is jealous of Keith, and arranges a set-up that will get Keith kicked off of the base. The helicopter ride to another base is shot down, seemingly killing all on board - but Keith wasn't on board. A POW for the next twenty years, Keith is determined to get revenge on those wh ...more
Brian Allinger
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book in print many years ago and seem to recall really enjoying it. So since I have recently taken to listening to audiobooks during my commute, I decided to relive this one in audio. Although I wasn't in love with the voice of the narrator, the story was every bit as good as I remembered. Gripping.
Josh Rhoades
Feb 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easily described as a re-imagining (or rip-off, as some would say) of The Count of Monte Cristo, but an enjoyable read. Revenge stories, for me, tend to be well worth the read.
Ben Anderson
Enjoyed it for what it was - A modern retelling of the Count of Monte Cristo.
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