George Wheeler, a US Army Ranger, returns from Vietnam with the mission of visiting his severely injured comrade in Broken River, Oklahoma. But he is too late; the full-blood Cherokee has taken his own life.
The author holds a bachelor of science in mathematics from Denison University and a juris doctor from Case Western Reserve University. Following graduation from law school, he served in the Judge Advocate Corps of the US Air Force from January 1968 through December 1971.
In the early morning, Horse gathered the squad leaders to describe their mission. George knelt beside Horse, looking over Horse’s shoulder at the map spread out on the ground. The heat was already rising to what the men knew would be another oppressive tropical day.
“Intel puts a large NVA force in this general area,” Horse said, pointing to the map. “We’ll land here, then probe from there.”
“That’s some bad Indian country,” one of the men said.