A Vietnam War Novel with heroes, turncoats, romance and acts of bravery. Escape from Saigon is a fast paced Vietnam War Novel of bravery, intrigue and human drama that follows the lives of diplomats, journalists, CIA agents, spies and Vietnamese refugees—all trapped in Saigon—a besieged city once prized as The Paris of the Orient.
The action is set during the final 30 days of the Vietnam War as the city's inhabitants look for any way to escape the advancing North Vietnamese Army. Among them are Matt Moran, a soldier searching for his Vietnamese wife's terrified relatives; Lisette Vo a Vietnamese-American TV reporter who risks her life to chronicle the events of that fateful time; an American businessman who adopts 300 of his employees in a bid to sneak them out. All this while the enemy army tightens its stranglehold on the city in a novel that stays true to the historical record.
Escape from Saigon is also the story of Saigon, now Ho Chi Minh City, that has been transformed from a French colonial oasis, to a capital city on a war footing to an emerging travel destination.
Casey Sherman, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Finest Hours
Escape from Saigon is a sweeping saga that places you dead center in the tumultuous final days of the war in Vietnam. Authors Mike Morris and Dick Pirozzolo carry on the tradition of Michener and Clavell in that they make history come alive through rich, compelling characters in a pulsating narrative.
Winston Groom, author of Better Times Than These and Forrest Gump
Set during the final days of the Vietnam War, Escape From Saigon brings to life the war-torn lives of the men and women, soldiers and civilians alike, each trying to escape the fall of Saigon before it engulfs them all. A vivid, unvarnished vision.
Nicholas Gage, author of Eleni: A savage war, a mother's love and a son's revenge – a personal story and Greek Heat.
Escape from Saigon movingly dramatizes the plight of people caught in the crucible of war and trying to survive. A searing tale that vividly recreates a tumultuous time in our recent history.
Skip Yetter, author of Rilertown: A Jake Ketcher Novel who also ran an NGO relief organization in Cambodia.
Michael Morris and Dick Pirozzolo have created a mirror image of the Vietnam War with the style and authority of Tom Clancy, accurately depicting the final heartbreaking weeks of the decades long conflict. Lovers of intrigue, history, or anyone in search of an excellent action read that accurately depicts the journalists who covered the Vietnam War will love this book.
Barry Nolan, former anchor of Hard Copy
From the beginning – you can smell the cordite and feel the fear. As a reporter I loved the truthful sketches of bar scenes, and the pervading sense of how messy and risky life really was behind the neatly edited stories that – for the first time – brought war into our living rooms.
Erika Armstrong, ATP, aviation professor, and author of A Chick in the Cockpit
The Vietnam War produced some of the best pilots in the world because their lives, as well as the soldiers on the ground, depended on them to get it right on the first try. Escape from Saigon makes the connection between what was happening in the air with the result of their efforts on the ground.
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