Set against the background of Saigon's desperate last days, this concluding volume to Carroll's extraordinary naval aviation trilogy follows the adventures of helicopter pilot Lt. Tim Boyle and his best friend, Lt. Mike Santy, as they struggle to pull off the final American withdrawal from Vietnam. Boyle and Santy find themselves in the midst of chaos and danger as they desperately attempt to evacuate a stranded team of Navy S.E.A.L.s before the final collapse. Carroll's vivid writing puts us inside the cockpit of a Huey on a split-second rooftop landing, lets us feel the scorching heat of the jet afterburners, and takes us deep into the jungle, where the eerie silence is shattered by the crack of AK-47 rifles. Filled with searing authenticity and adventure, No Place to Hide is a remarkable story of heroism, friendship, and sacrifice in the face of war.
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I have read this title and Lt. Cmdr. Carroll's other books and have enjoyed them greatly. His descriptions of carrier life, the personalities, and 'Carroll's glossary' gave keen insight into the navy during that time period. In this era of whiz bang aircraft and global connectivity, it's nice to enjoy a perspective from the last of the 'stick and rudder' days. This was the time when men still had keep thier minds ahead of the aircraft and not depend on 'what the plane thinks'. I only wish that Lt. Cmdr. Carroll could enjoy these and other accolades after he has passed. I hope there is an effort to put his other 2 books back into print to keep the trilogy alive.