“I solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” A naval aviator took the Oath. He hadn’t thought about it in years. But a journalist is murdered, her arms knotted together, and Inspector McGuire feels a chill of recognition. A lifetime ago, another man took the Oath. He joined McGuire as a POW in Hanoi. Their lives intersect once again.
It's September, 1963, during the early stages of the Vietnam War. S/Sgt. Bill Harper and his A-Team are in Cambodia for one last mission before going back to the States. His team encounters small arms fire and RPG strikes that bring them down on the banks of the Mekong. Captured by a merciless enemy, his Team decimated, the only question in his mind was this: could he live long enough to escape.
RJ Janzen is a man dedicated to helping those who are losing their homes to foreclosure by suing lenders and those he believes caused the housing crisis. His powerful enemies try to stop him by accusing him of treason when they discover he was captured in the Vietnam War by the Viet Cong. The fate of all involved rides on whether or not Janzen can prove he is really an American hero.
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.