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Posted September 22, 2005
A MUST READ
This was without a doubt one of the best books I have ever read. It was the first one by this author and I have already gone out and bought two more of her books. The descriptions of Viet Nam are so vivid that you feel like you can hear the noise and smell the scents. There were times that I cried, but this is such an inspiring book. You feel the pain of the abused children and the Viet Nam soldiers. It will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Go out now and buy it!!
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Posted December 9, 2008
great psychological suspense inside a taut action thriller
He was in his first year of college when the patriotic spirit moved Allen Carmichael to enlist in the army, knowing that he would send time in Viet Nam. While serving in Nam, he saw and did things to people that made him doubt his own humanity. When he left service Allen suffered flashbacks leading to staying alone and homeless for fear what he would to anyone who got close to him. After seven years, he finally gets his act together. For the next twenty-six years he has rescued (or kidnapped, depending on your point of view) children in abusive situations. Allen is proud of the fact that fifty-two children are alive because of his intervention but now he plans to retire and make a life with his lover Rae. He¿s asked to go out on one more assignment and he reluctantly agrees to snatch Jamie O¿Connell, from his sadistic father. This is his last case but it turns out to be very dangerous because nobody knew that Jamie¿s father takes his violence out on anybody who gets in his way. The hero saw and committed a lot of atrocities during the Viet Nam war and has spent the rest of his life seeking redemption. To achieve this impossible salvation, Allen saves children even if it means stepping outside the law to accomplish his deed. KEEPING WATCH is a masterpiece of psychological suspense wrapped inside a taut action thriller. Harriet Klausner
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