Trail to Redemption: Love and War in Vietnam (Paperback)
On a midsummer night in 1969 under a full moon, Richard L. Stevens helped capture a Viet Cong guerrilla leader named Hoang Thi Nu, the "Vietnamese Annie Oakley." What he saw her do that night, leaping into a river and running through gunfire, and what she endured afterwards in captivity, changed Stevens's mind about what humans are capable of, and about war.
Stevens was the sole American advisor to a South Vietnamese unit of 105 "ex"-Viet Cong whose mission was to uncover enemy activity along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and this fast-paced, real-life adventure story captures the frenzied and fearful flavor of a war in which it was often difficult to know who the enemy was. Trail to Redemption is a story of betrayal, capture, interrogation, imprisonment and escape, and the intertwining paths of a Vietnamese woman warrior and a former U.S. Marine. Above all, it is a story of personal courage, love, and respect.