June was a young widow with a crush on Craig Kirtz, a disc jockey at a local rock station. To her surprise the two struck up a friendship that seemed headed for something more. But it was June's 13-year-old daughter, Bobbie, whom Craig had wanted all along. Bobbie thought her secret life - the sex, drugs, and relationship itself - could remain buried in the past. But 30 years later, when she discovers Craig had similarly pursued a number of other young girls, Bobbie returns home with one purpose in mind: to bring Craig to trial.
"Harrowing and honest "
It's 1967, and Susan Gifford is one of the first female correspondents on assignment in Saigon. She is dedicated to her job and passionately in love with an American TV reporter. Son is a Vietnamese photographer anxious to get his work into the American press. Together they cover every aspect of the war, from combat missions to the workings of field hospitals.
A powerful, compelling, topical novel about a relationship between a radio DJ and a teenage girl from the author of Dying Young and Daniel Isn't Talking. She suddenly remembered a film he'd had her watch with Marlon Brando and a young, bewildered actress. In it, Brando's character had hit the girl with the heel of a shoe while she was naked in a bath. 'I wouldn't do that to you,' Craig had said as she gazed wretchedly at the film. He was making a point about his gentleness.
1967. Vietnam. Susan Gifford is one of the first female correspondents on assignment in Saigon. Son is a Vietnamese photographer anxious to get his work into the American press. Together they cover every aspect of the war. Then one morning they find themselves the prisoners of three Vietcong soldiers. Under constant threat from American air strikes, helpless in the hands of the enemy, they face the daily hardships of the jungle, living always with the threat of being killed.