Vivienne

Vivienne

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Baker & Taylor
A Hawaiian journalist's coverage of the Vietnam War is complicated by the socio-political forces tearing the country apart on the home front and by his growing attraction to the beautiful young Vietnamese wife of Colonel Del Lambert.

McMillan Palgrave
It is 1968, the end of Tet, the Chinese New Year. Vietcong have shocked the world by ambushing American units across South Vietnam. Back home, the fires of anti-war protest rage.

Jim Quint, a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, goes to cover a luncheon speech by the U.S. commander, General William C. Westmoreland. In the parking lot, Quint meets Vivienne, the beautiful young Vietnam wife of Colonol Del Lambert, scion of a wealthy Hawaii family and until recently Westmoreland's chief of intelligence in Vietnam. When Quint learns that Lambert thinks him a coward and a traitor for writing about draft card burners and war protestors, but he invites Quint to have dinner at his home high above Honolulu.

But this dinner leads to higher stakes than good investigative reporting or inside information on the Vietnam war. This dangerous, passionate triangle of soldier, his beautiful wife, and a war critic is a story of bondage, longing, love, and tragedy. Yet, through it all, hope.


Blackwell North Amer
February, 1968 - the Chinese New Year. In the Tet offensive, Vietcong ambush American units across South Vietnam. Back home, the fires of antiwar protest rage. Jim Quint, a reporter for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, goes to cover a luncheon speech by the American commander, General William C. Westmoreland. In the parking lot, Quint meets Vivienne, the beautiful young Vietnamese wife of Colonel Del Lambert, scion of a wealthy Hawaiian family and Westmoreland's chief of intelligence in Vietnam.
Seated next to Lambert during a press lunch, Quint learns the outspoken officer thinks Quint is a coward and a traitor for reporting on the antiwar movement. Quint is surprised, then, when he receives an invitation from Lambert to have dinner at his home high in the hills above Honolulu.
After a tense dinner, Lambert orders his wife to strip for Quint. She refuses. He bullies her. She does. Lambert can see desire and longing on both their faces. He confides to Quint that Vivienne knows something he wants. If he can get that information, Quint can have her.

Baker
& Taylor

A Hawaiian journalist's coverage of the Vietnam War is complicated by the socio-political forces tearing the country apart on the home front and by his growing attraction to Vivienne, the beautiful young Vietnamese wife of Colonel Del Lambert, Westmoreland's chief of intelligence in Vietnam. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312876616
0312876610
Characteristics: 285 p. : map ; 22 cm

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