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Take Back the Night: A Novel of Vietnam

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343 pages8 hours

Summary

Captain Jim Hollister returns for his third and final tour in Vietnam in the thrilling trilogy finale from the author of Long Range Patrol and Night Work.

In the increasingly divided Juliet Company, racial tensions are running high and morale is at an all-time low. Combat readiness seems tenuous. Captain Jim Hollister’s first order of business is to bring his company back into fighting shape. To survive hot LZs, sleepless nights, and a tireless enemy, the men of Juliet Company have to train hard and then fight harder—and watch out for their brothers in arms.

New commander Captain Jim Hollister makes extreme demands on his Rangers to enhance their combat expertise and survivability through rigorous training and preparations for each operation. As the US begins its withdrawal of troops, Hollister and his men are entrusted with gathering the critical intelligence needed to save American lives while attempting to eliminate or capture as many enemy soldiers as they can with their small teams of Rangers.

From infiltration patrols into Viet Cong camps deep in Cambodia to critical oversight by a chain of command without much understanding of ranger patrol techniques, Hollister even has to protect his men from higher headquarters. The operations he oversees reveal the physical and psychological wounds of a war that can never be forgotten.

Take Back the Night is the searing final chapter in Dennis Foley’s acclaimed Jim Hollister Trilogy.

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