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The Son Marc Santailler

The Son

Marc Santailler

Published December 1st 2013
ISBN : 9780992330309
Paperback
252 pages
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The Vietnam War is now largely forgotten - except by those who lived through it and suffered its consequences, and especially the hundreds of thousands who later fled by boat from communist oppression, the original boat-people. Paul Quinn, former spyMoreThe Vietnam War is now largely forgotten - except by those who lived through it and suffered its consequences, and especially the hundreds of thousands who later fled by boat from communist oppression, the original boat-people. Paul Quinn, former spy and old Indochina hand, had seen the end of the war and its after-effects. Now retired from the intelligence game, he lives an uneventful life in Sydney. But when the beautiful, vulnerable Hao Tran, a widow with a tragic past, comes seeking his help to rescue her adopted son from a group of die-hard extremists in Sydneys Vietnamese community, he cant refuse. Deeply moved by her story, and falling in love, he quickly plunges into a dangerous web of emigre politics, where old enmities are kept alive by dreams of revenge and violence is not far below the surface. Turning for support to his old employer, he discovers that they too have an agenda of their own... From the last days of Saigon to its deadly finish in modern-day Sydney, this story of passionate love and political intrigue presents a penetrating insight into the long-term plight of former Vietnamese boat-people, still struggling to come to terms with the past long after theyve resettled into more welcoming lands - and the machinations of intelligence agencies playing for high political stakes.