Stringer is a civilian intelligence agent who is teamed up with a very "Army" West Point captain on a guerilla mission to locate and destroy an enemy supply convoy in Vietnam. He is a failed newspaperman and a dropout from two colleges and one marriage; a man at the edge of his own life who wants to be a the center of things. He ends up in the center of the Vietnam war. There is, he understands, "no possibility of making sense of the whole."
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