"for Left wing conspiracy buffs"
In 1972, the brass declared Air Force pilot Roy Harper
missing in action when his B-52 plane went down in Nam.
His parents and his younger brother Jason prayed that he
would be freed during the 1973 Operation Homecoming, but
Roy was not one of the fortunate soldiers returned to the
Americans. Over the years, Roy's family lived around the
hope that one day he would call.
Thirty years later, Roy's family believes he is dead and
his remains will never be returned. Jason is married with
a small son and manages Maine's Berwick Banner newspaper.
One night, a straggly looking person visits Jason, claiming
to be Roy, and proving his point with a personal reference
to a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. That same evening,
two mercenaries invade the Harper home with a mission to
capture Roy and kill the witnesses. They survive, but the
Harpers are targets of mercenaries whose employers need
them dead before they reveal the secret behind what
happened to the MIAs.
Left wing conspiracy buffs will appreciate BETRAYED, a tale
that pulls no punches from the start and never slows down
until the final left hook is thrown though the right wing
will insist Doonsbury and clearly not Fox News wrote this
novel. The story line focuses on how far the "in power"
will go to keep dirty laundry buried even killing innocent
people to assure interment of secrets. The apple pie
Harper family comes across as feasible victims of a
fiendish plot to hide the truth as Brendan DuBois makes it
clear what he thinks of the DC crowd when it comes to
betraying the people.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted May 18, 2003