My debut novel, a spy thriller and story of a man’s redemption. Jack Speer, CIA agent and black sheep of his family is sent to Vietnam in 1967. By day he assassinates South Vietnamese politicians, by night he smuggles drugs across the Cambodian border. His high life in the city comes to a screeching halt, however, forcing him to confront both the enemy and his own inner demons.
Speer must confront the “dirty war” in the hamlets and the rice paddies, and ultimately the culture war at home.
“Mr. Stevens’ depiction of an ambiguous war framed in lean prose was a great compliment to his portrayal of the wide-open road trip through a changing America”
-Samuel Finlay, author of Breakfast with the Dirt Cult.