A mysterious figure in a black rain poncho known as The Torch is dousing drunk GI’s with gasoline and setting them on fire. This person has been successfully eluding the MP’s and is a top priority for the men of the 716th. Also the Honda Honeys two beautiful women on a stolen motor scooter brazenly ride up alongside Stryker’s jeep and stabs his partner in the leg and steals his watch. Into this mix a young new rookie comes to Saigon searching for his twin brother who is accused of desertion. Instead he is arrested for the brother’s crimes and sentenced to a firing squad. Can Stryker save his man from the firing squad, take down the Honda Honeys and stop the Torch while keeping a lid on the various criminals and Cong snipers that threaten the city.
The fifth book in the series the author is definitely hitting his stride. The book has some very interesting and diverse threats. Yet he is able to tie up these what seem like separate events and link them all together. Plus you get the excitement of a vibrant city and its people. Another great book in this excellent series.