Expiation by Rudolph Saxon
Approx. 123,930 words.
Published on June 26, 2012.
The year is 1971. Butler is living in Hawaii, trying to recover after his two tours of duty in Viet Nam.
The knock on his door is the sister of his good friend and comrade-in-arms, who tells him that her brother has been murdered.
Local law is stalled. Can Butler help? His efforts pull him back to his time in country and the terrors and horrors of his service.