A debut novel about two soldiers who met when they were fighting in the war against the Veit cong. Captain Nguyen Duc Dong happened to catch Airman Rex Thompson stealing money provided to the South Vietnamese Army but didn’t press charges against Airman Thompson. Captain Dong felt he had a good reason to let the Airman go. What effect this decision has on the two men over the years was intriguing
The story is well written and I could understand the point of view of the two main characters. The descriptions of Vietnam and Mississippi add to the backdrop of this story both in beautiful and tragic points.