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A Dangerous Friend

(1999)
A novel by

 
 
NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME AND THE LOS ANGELES TIMES . A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

"A literary triumph that transcends its war story. . . its greatness will stand the test of time." - San Francisco Chronicle
"A master American novelist." - Vanity Fair


A Dangerous Friend is a thrilling narrative roiling with intrigue, mayhem, and betrayal. Here is the story of conscience and its consequences among those for whom Vietnam was neither the right fight nor the wrong fight but the only fight. The exotic tropical surroundings, the coarsening and corrupting effects of a colonial regime, the visionary delusions of the American democratizers, all play their part.

A few civilians with bright minds and sunny intentions want to reform Vietnam - but the Vietnam they see isn't the Vietnam that is. Sydney Parade, a political scientist, has left home and family in an effort to become part of something larger than himself, a foreign-aid operation in Saigon. Even before he arrives, he encounters French and Americans who reveal to him the unsettling depths of a conflict he thought he understood - and in Saigon, the Vietnamese add yet another dimension. Before long, the rampant missteps and misplaced ideals trap Parade and others in a moral crossfire.

Genre: Thriller

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Used availability for Ward Just's A Dangerous Friend

Hardback Editions

May 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: A Dangerous Friend
Author(s): Ward S Just
ISBN: 0-395-85698-1 / 978-0-395-85698-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Paperback Editions

April 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Dangerous Friend
Author(s): Ward Just
ISBN: 0-618-05670-X / 978-0-618-05670-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2001 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: A Dangerous Friend
Author(s): Ward Just
ISBN: 1-59040-119-0 / 978-1-59040-119-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Phoenix Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 1999 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Dangerous Friend: A Novel
Author(s): Ward Just
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon CA