The two protagonists in John A. Bercaw's new adventure, a warrant officer and a second lieutenant, don't comprehend the full extent of the peril awaiting them when their helicopter crashes into the jungle of Vietnam.
All the warrant officer had to do was fly a few newly assigned officers on a tour over their area of operations. It was an easy mission, and he didn't anticipate the enemy shooting down the helicopter and killing most of the passengers and crew. The only other survivor is the inexperienced second lieutenant. The warrant officer fears that his new companion will be useless in the struggle for survival ahead of them.
As the two soldiers confront the Vietcong and the many challenges of the harsh landscape, they gain the level of trust and respect for each other that only arises from extreme situations. They both realize that it will take nothing short of a miracle for them to make it out of the jungle alive.