Melody Hill

Melody Hill

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When Army sniper Duff Coleridge is recruited into a CIA advisor’s Special Operations Group in Vietnam, he little realizes how much of his soul he will be required to sacrifice. Vietnam is a world away from Melody Hill, his home in the mountains of east Tennessee, and Duff quickly finds the clear moral lines of life back home are blurred in the glare of an enigmatic war. His CIA boss, who seems more rogue than company man, is dealing arms on the black market, while delivering a seemingly arbitrary and ruthless justice to the local populace. When Duff meets and falls in love with a beautiful young South Vietnamese woman, Lynn Dai Bouchet, he is left to his own instincts to decide if her advances are based on true affection or are merely a means of exploitation. Is she a Vietcong spy, as his CIA boss claims, or is she someone like himself, trying to do her part while making the best of a bad situation? Duff soon realizes he must get out before it’s too late, but only then discovers he is already trapped in a lethal game of cat and mouse.

Title:Melody Hill
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781508742166
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  • Shrilaxmi

    I recieved a free copy of this book from the author.When I first got this book I was pretty sure I would like it but I never thought it would end up being one of my favourites. War has always been an ...

  • Susan Jordan

    It is said war can bring out the best and the worst in men, and certainly that proved true in the Vietnam War. In Melody Hill, Rick DeStefanis shows us young American men serving alongside the South V...

  • Mark Sullivan

    This guy can really write. I was impressed from the start at how realistic he made everything seem, even the combat scenes. He also seems to understand the mentality of the soldiers who were involved ...

  • Jeffery B.

    Great story and great storytelling!I really liked this book. DeStefanis does a good job of weaving a compelling story with believable characters. The book has a solid plot and is well paced. It has a ...

  • Mj

    Well written bookI enjoyed Mr. DeStefanis’ work. His writing is sincere and committed. While fiction, this book does justice to the realities of combat in Viet Nam. The cinematic overlay of the cloa...

  • William B.

    Believable FictionThe character development and environment descriptions are great as is the plot. As a writer myself, admittedly, however, sporadic, I appreciate the hard work that went into writing ...

  • Edward Poole

    Wow!! I loved this book it took me where I didn't think I was going from a High School football games to the CIA in Nam I can't wait to get started on the follow up book to see what happens to some sp...

  • Steven A.

    Terrible endingGreat story with rotten terrible ending. Don't read this. You will be terribly disappointed with this non-ending.____xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxcxxx bad bad nad...

  • Chris Davis

    Culturally speaking, if Oliver Wendell Holmes is the sun, fictional Duff Coleridge must surely be Pluto. However they share a common bond in as such that Holmes wrote of heaven and home in his poem, H...

  • Jerry D Stone

    DuffI enjoyed the book until Duff was murdered. I will read the next book as Brady gets the POS that had Duff killed. ...