A payroll convoy on its way to Bien Hoa is ambushed by heavily armed mercenaries killing 35 MPs. The mercenaries are lead by a corrupt Vietnamese police captain named Trinh Tri. Tri is using a corrupt American major in finance to obtain convoy information and plans to hit the next one. Stryker meanwhile breaks up with his jealous Vietnamese girlfriend and she puts a temple curse on him. Being in Vietnam Stryker has developed a respect for the superstitious beliefs of the locals and wonders if the convoy ambush is because of the curse. It doesn’t help that at the funeral for the slain MPs a VC attack shoots off the face of the army chaplain and a mortar attack kills several more of his men. A chase that leads into the jungle on the outskirts of Saigon almost results in him getting mauled by a Bengal tiger.
Stryker does have a job to do and leads the next convoy on a final confrontation with Tri’s mercenaries and a corrupt ARVN colonel.
The sixth book is a real action packed story. A lot of firefights. Several life and death situations for Stryker to escape. The book shows the rampant corruption that existed in the South Vietnamese government and is the main opponent for the men of the 716th MP Battalion. A real fast paced and enjoyable story.