ISBN: 9781611792317

Publisher: Penmore Press

Formats: Paperback | e-book (Kindle, iBook/Apple, Nook, Kobo)

Pages: 594 pages

The Forgotten are six Americans who did not come home at the end of the Vietnam War.  Four – Navy Lieutenants Randy Pulaski and Jeff Richey and Air Force Captain Greg Christiansen and First Lieutenant Karl Kramer were seen captured by their fellow aviators.  The other two – Army Captain Ashley Smith and First Lieutenant Hank Cho – were already declared MIA.  To the U.S. government, they’re MIA until five years after the war ended when they are declared KIA.

Kept hidden in a remote camp in the jungle near the Laotian/Vietnamese border, their captor – a People’s Army of Vietnam lieutenant colonel – has them converting raw opium into morphine base.  His goal: keep them alive and ransom them back to the Americans for millions years after the war ended.

Before she married Randy, Janet Pulaski was an anti-war activist and a member of the Students for A Democratic Society’s Action Wing.  After he’s shot down, she’s sent to Cuba by the society to learn a set of deadly skills and makes an interesting life style choice.

It is not until 1982 when the U.S. learns of their existence and two men, one a former POW who committed treason and the other is a CIA operative. Both want the POWs dead.  Their existence could send the CIA case officer to jail and former POW to the hangman.