All Soul's Day

Something bad happened to Sam Malloy, an ex-Navy frogman, while he was in Vietnam, and he has retreated into the Bangkok resort business to escape it. Something bad will happen to Anne Sinclair, an idealistic young woman at work in the U.S. Information Service during her own tenure in Saigon. From early on in All Soul’s Day by Bill Morris, there’s no doubt the two will get together and help heal each other — and, indeed, they do, to satisfying effect. But the Vietnam territory has already been so heavily plumbed that the lovers’ secrets, when they are revealed, seem anticlimactic. But then, wasn’t the whole war kind of that way? B+

All Soul's Day
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