HER STORY WAS SO PATRIOTIC AND SHE WAS SO GORGEOUS THAT THEY SILENCED THE WARNING BELLS THAT STARTED CLANGING THE INSTANT SHE ASKED ME TO FIND HER BROTHER, SERGEANT WILLIAM STEINER, A GREEN BERET WHO DISAPPEARED FORTY YEARS AGO WHILE ON PATROL IN THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS OF VIETNAM.
It was almost too late before I realized my client was a Janus. But by then I was beginning to realize, Sondra Wilkerson wasn’t the only one-eyed face card in the marked deck I was playing with. I went all over the world to find William Steiner, declared Missing in Action during the Vietnam War, including trekking through the jungle of Vietnam’s Central Highlands. Before I found Steiner, I became a person of interest in four murders and came close to becoming the fifth victim.
I looked through the rear window and saw both men jump out of the Citroen and begin firing.
The rear window exploded, and I both felt and heard the rounds hitting the car. We were the proverbial sitting ducks in a shooting gallery. Xuan Trang grunted, and I looked at him and saw his right shoulder had turned a crimson color. A round sounding like an angry bee passed close by my left ear and turned the windshield into a giant spider web
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