From the author of A Requiem for Crows: A searing trilogy of the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a gutsy Long Range Patrol platoon leader.
Enriched with a memorable cast of characters and details that only a Vietnam veteran could capture, the Jim Hollister Trilogy is a thrilling tribute to the courage and selfless dedication of the Army Rangers in Vietnam—and the profound costs of war.
Long Range Patrol: Young and eager to prove himself, Ranger Lt. Jim Hollister leads his six-man reconnaissance team on risky missions, deep into enemy territory. The special volunteers who make up Long Range Patrols are tasked with setting up ambushes and conducting perilous night patrols, helicopter insertions, and fire support in the hottest of fights. No matter the danger, Hollister’s band of heroes will do anything to keep their brothers alive. “There are few novels about Vietnam, or any other war for that matter, that you can hand to someone and say, this is the way it was, this is what we were. Dennis Foley has written such a book” (Chris Bunch and Allan Cole, authors of A Reckoning for Kings).
Night Work: Back home in America, Capt. Jim Hollister often wakes up in the middle of the night in the grip of terrifying nightmares. But nothing—not even his long-suffering fiancée, Susan—can stop him from going back to Vietnam to serve his country. This time around, Hollister serves as operations officer for Juliet Company, a Ranger squad tasked with finding and eliminating Viet Cong forces slipping across the Cambodian border.
Take Back the Night: In the increasingly divided Juliet Company, racial tensions are running high and morale is at an all-time low. New commander Captain Hollister’s first order of business is to bring his company back to fighting shape. To survive hot LZs, sleepless nights, and a tireless enemy, the Rangers have to train hard and fight harder. As the US begins its withdrawal, Juliet Company is entrusted with gathering critical intelligence needed to save American lives. But the biggest threat to Hollister’s men might just be from the chain of command.