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By John Charles Gifford

It is 1950—the 12 months of the Tiger. Saigon, as soon as the Pearl of the a ways East, is now a urban spinning uncontrolled. Down each tree-lined street, on each outdoors terrace, in each nightclub, dance corridor and eating place, the French colonials worry for his or her lives. The communists are waging a struggle and feature clandestinely infiltrated town. lethal bombs and grenades are actually the day-by-day norm. Spies from each side are everywhere.

French intelligence officer Pierre Bertrand has shaped a mystery pact with the ruthless crime syndicate that controls Saigon’s unlawful and immensely profitable playing halls, brothels, and opium dens. In go back for ridding Saigon of communists, Bertrand legalizes their companies and starts off sharing the profits.

American journalist and previous OSS officer Jack Shaw has been employed through the CIA to enquire the unholy alliance and reveal these concerned. As Shaw confronts Saigon’s so much brutal criminals, he is aware a victory will ship shockwaves all through France, weigh down the felony organisations, and pave the best way for better American involvement in Vietnam. If he fails, it may well suggest his lifestyles. but if a lady turns into torn among the 2 males, they shape a love triangle of ardour and deception that may bring about the instant of fact and a dangerous choice for all.

In this fast paced chilly struggle mystery, spies on contrary aspects of their quest to manage Saigon develop into immersed in love and betrayal because the way forward for French Vietnam hangs perilously within the balance.

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