Here's the Plot!
edited: Saturday, January 15, 2011
By Alex Drinkwater, Jr.
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Wednesday, December 01, 2010
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A summary of the plot of the e-book "The Ghosts of Hanoi"
One would think Anthony “Buzz” Basilio has it made – a nice apartment, money, a sports car, girlfriends, and a great job. How many guys could say they got paid good money to investigate whether or not there were still live prisoners of war in Southeast Asia? All he has to do is go along with the program, keep his nose clean, and enjoy life. Trouble is, although everybody from his superiors to the president of the United States believes (or wants to believe) there still are some of our guys over there, Basilio does not. And that’s what gets him into trouble.
Breaking all the rules, he takes matters into his own hands and embarks on a one-man crusade to prove the Hanoi government is officially denying the existence of POWs while, at the same time, unofficially encouraging the same idea. His amateur investigations into the activities of prominent members of the Vietnamese-American community outside of Washington, DC brings him to the attention of certain parties in Hanoi – and that’s when the trouble starts. Before it’s over, he finds himself in love with the beautiful daughter of his arch-enemy, fired from his Pentagon job, a corpse on his hands, and, finally, a prisoner in, of all places, the “Hanoi Hilton.”
He also finds out he’s right – but who will know as he spends fifteen years in a filthy hole for “crimes against the Vietnamese people?”
This is the plot of my novel, "The Ghosts of Hanoi," available as an ebook at Smashwords.com, Barnes & Noble.com, Sony ebooks, Kobo ebooks, and Diesel ebooks. It is also available at Apple Ibooks for the Apple platforms. Smashwords is working on shipping it to Amazon for the Kindle as soon as some software problems are straightened out.