Lt. Lance Wilkins is the pilot of a thundering F-4 Phantom with dozens of missions over North Vietnam. The son of a Baptist pastor, Lance is bitter toward God because of the death of his twin sister. Everything changes when his Phantom is shot down during a routine bombing mission.
Never had there been an escape from the infamous “Hanoi Hilton”, but Lance had to try…
When CIA Director William Casey warned the author of War Hawks to "Not publish this story," Gazzaniga became even more interested in the CIA's history and despite phone calls against his efforts from additional agents, he researched in depth the tale of the CIA's grab for power during the Korean War. Gazzaniga began this effort in the mid-eighties. This is the first publication of his work.
When Major Daniel Leighton's F-4 was shot down over North Vietnam he tried to reach the ocean and some hope of rescue but he was captured and taken the Hoa Lo Prison, the infamous Hanoi Hilton.
Though pressured to cooperate with his captors Daniel eventually found a way to redeem his honor.
Anthony "Buzz" Basilio is an intelligence analyst working on Vietnam POW/MIA issues. Many believe there are Americans still alive in Vietnam and pressure is on to find them, but Buzz doesn't believe it. In his zeal to prove the issue is a scam orchestrated by Hanoi to blackmail the US, he makes a few enemies, and meets a beautiful girl whose father is one of his enemies--and wants him eliminated!