The Quick and the Dead

The Quick and the Dead

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Vietnam, 1966. Benjamin Wingfoot is the leader of a special Operations group stationed deep upcountry. He's taken on plenty of dangerous missions, but something about his latest assignment doesn't sit well with him. Summoned back to Saigon, "Wingo" is ordered to kill a local bar girl suspected of spying for the North - and make it look like the routine murder of a prostitute. Right away, he suspects that there is more to this mission than he is being told. War may be hell, but, as Wingo struggles to uncover the truth amidst the corruption of wartime Saigon, he soon learns that even darker trials await him - and that the price of holding onto his soul may be more than any man can endure.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 160 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 589.68g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765307766
  • 9780765307767

About Randy Lee Eickhoff

RANDY LEE EICKHOFF is one of only three veterans from a specially-trained unit of twenty-seven to return from the Vietnam War. He spent the first six months of the war with the Montagnards in the Vietnamese highlands, parachuting in with his team on special missions. After leaving the army Eickhoff immersed himself in scholarly pursuits, specializing in languages, including Ancient Greek and Gaelic.
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"A riveting tale of brutal warfare amidst a deep and compelling spiritual journey. "--Col. Walter J. Boyne (USAF, ret.), "New York Times bestselling author of Operation Iraqi Freedom "
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