A pulsating thriller of military action and high-level Washington intrigue with its roots in Vietnam by one of the USA’s most decorated soldiers.
• Author of the bestselling military memoir About Face, Colonel David Hackworth spent a quarter of a century serving his country before becoming one of its most respected war correspondents. Now, he has drawn on his unrivalled experience to create a compelling novel, an intense story of honour and betrayal – where the danger comes as much from corrupt politicians as from enemy fire…
Captain Sandy Caine was born to be a soldier, the latest in an eight-generation line of Caine men to serve. But one bad apple did fall from the Caine family tree. Sandy’s father dishonoured the long grey line when he mysteriously cracked under fire in Vietnam, and ever since Sandy has brooded on his father’s shame. As he finally begins to investigate, he little suspects that the truth of what happened to his father has transformed into a thirty-year legacy of deception perpetrated by Washington’s most powerful players.
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‘Expertly told by a man who’s braved the heat of battle time and time again, The Price of Honour is tell-it-like-it-is, epic storytelling that’s as exciting as it is suspenseful… a gripping yet thoughtful thriller.’
‘A fast-paced and damned good novel about the legacy of war, about truth, honour and courage, and about lies, cover-ups and cowardice.’
‘Hackworth makes a fine début… He’s a natural storyteller, and you will quickly be yanked into the breathtaking action.’
‘Hackworth writes like he fought – fiercely, savagely, taking no prisoners.’
"Expertly told by a man who's braved the heat of battle time and time again, 'The Price of Honour' is tell-it-like-it-is, epic storytelling that's as exciting as it is suspenseful. A gripping yet thoughtful thriller."
With a golden name and a platinum future, Captain Sandy Caine was born to be a soldier, the latest in a long line of Caine war heroes. Yet one bad apple did fall from the family tree. Sandy's father bought dishonour to the name when he mysteriously cracked under fire in Vietnam, and ever since, as he serves in one global hot spot after another, Sandy has brooded on his father's shame. When an unexpected meeting prompts him to question the official story, he stumbles upon a shocking thirty-year legacy of deception perpetrated by some of Washington's most powerful players. In times of war, it seems the first casualty is truth – and its not long before Sandy realises that digging it up decades later can get you killed.
"A fast paced and damned good novel about the legacy of war, about truth, honour and courage, and about a lies, cover-ups and cowardice. This is a must-read" NELSON DeMILLE
"Retired Army colonel David Hackworth makes a fine debut. He's a natural storyteller, and you will be quickly yanked into the breathtaking action." USA TODAY
"Hackworth writes like he fought – fiercely, savagely, taking no prisoners." STEPHEN COONTES
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 6514472