Fiction

The Funny Thing About War by Al Campo

October 5, 2015

Al Campo is a Vietnam veteran who served (more…)

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Le Havre: A Riveting Expose For Our World Today by Pierre Gerard

September 25, 2015

Pierre Gerard's Le Havre: A Riveting Expose For Our World Today: The French Resistance in World War II: A Historical War Romance Novel (Merriam Press, 286 pp., $18.95) has been published posthumously. A Vietnam veteran, Pierre Gerard served…

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Shell Shock by Steve Stahl

September 18, 2015

Former UCLA and Stanford University psychiatry professor Stephen Stahl is an expert on PTSD. The hero of his novel, Shell Shock (Harley House Press, 448 pp., $17.95, paper; $5.99, Kindle), Dr. Gus Conrad, discover a covert…

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The Sorceress of Menlo Park by Richard Sloan

September 15, 2015

Richard Sloan served in the Marine Corps from 1966-69, including a 1967-68 tour of duty in the Vietnam War. In his novel, The Sorceress of Menlo Park (Amazon Digital Services, 398 pp., $5.99, Kindle), the…

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Vietnam: The Other Side by Duong Nguyen

September 7, 2015

Since the communist takeover of South Vietnam on April 30, 1975, many writers have produced books about various aspects of the Vietnam War. Duong Nguyen---a medical doctor who fled his homeland in 1975 and lives in the…

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The Bangkok Asset by John Burdett

September 4, 2015

Sometimes fiction is stranger than truth. That’s certainly the case in John Burdett’s latest thriller, The Bangkok Asset (Knopf, 307 pp., $25.95). This sixth novel in the series featuring the Thai detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep---the son…

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Eating With Veterans by Michael Lund

August 31, 2015

Michael Lund served in the U. S. Army as a correspondent in Vietnam, 1970-71. He is the author of a memoir,  Route 66 to Vietnam: A Draftee’s Story,   and a book of short stories,…

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Unburied Treasure by Martin C. Coy

August 27, 2015

On page two of Martin C. Coy's novel, Unburied Treasure (Xlibris, 156 pp., $29.99, hardcover; $19.99, paper; $3.99, Kindle), we meet an old man, Max. He lives in a retirement community and is taking a model-building…

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D.A.S.P.O. by Ronald B. Fenster and Jerold A. Greenfield

August 20, 2015

Ronald B. Fenster and Jerold A. Greenfield's D.A.S.P.O.: An Unhinged Novel of Vietnam  (Creative Book Publishers International, 360 pp., $14.95, paper), we are told, is "the M*A*S*H* if the Vietnam War.”  We also are told that…

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Darker Than Dark by John Admire

August 19, 2015

Retired Marine Corps Major Gen. John Admire in his novel,  Darker Than Dark (Yorkshire Publishing, 412 pp., $19.95, paper; $7.99, Kindle), wanted to pay special tribute to the men with whom he served in Vietnam in…

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