Dear most excellent agent,
Maybe his friend killed her, maybe not; George Duvall wants not to know, so he's careful not to ask. The killer was terrified, desperate and deceived by noises in the night, noises not the enemy but only wild pigs. Duvall, afraid to lose his friend, draws suspicion to himself to hide the crime.
Thirty five years later the Army CID begins to ask questions. Tuco Ruis runs and looks more guilty than before. With little hope but desperate to help a friend, Duvall tracks Tuco down. Tuco hasn't made it easy; he's ripped off another old comrade, a gangster who wants him dead. Tuco's running but maybe not just from cops, and Duvall's less sure of Tuco's doing or what he wants. If the cops get Tuco he's down for murder, if the gangster gets him, worse. Duvall has to find Tuco, evade the gangster and the cops, but find Tuco and learn the truth, maybe from the barrel of Tuco's gun.
The Last Lost Warrior complete in 96,806 words is a mystery/thriller with elements of war and should have a niche market among combat veterans of any war and their families.
A war protester of the late 60's, drafted and trained, I proudly served in E Recon 1/7th Cavalry during the Vietnam war. I subsequently enjoyed a 30 year career with the Department of Veterans Affairs, you may consider me expert in the pains and shackles of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which haunts the subtext of this book.