Vivienne

Vivienne

by Richard Hoyt

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Overview

"[Vivienne] is part historical comment . . . part moral dilemma, part romance, and mostly pure thriller . . . . It succeeds on all levels."— The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ

February 1968. The Chinese New Year. The Tet Offensive. Vietcong ambush American units all across South Vietnam.

Meanwhile, back home, reporter Jim Quint covers the escalating antiwar protests, writing stories that brand him a coward and a traitor in the eyes of the military. So it comes as quite a surprise when he receives an invitation to dine at the home of intelligence officer Colonel Del Lambert high in the hills above Honolulu.

After a tense dinner, Lambert orders his Vietnamese wife, Vivienne, to strip for Quint; when she refuses, he bullies her into submission, promising Vivienne to Quint as a gift if he can uncover the secret she's hiding . . .

"Expertly crafted.... Vivienne is good stuff."—The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ

"Tells the tale of a very twisted triangle, something straight out of Tennessee Williams." —Booklist

"[A] hard-hitting drama . . . Builds sexual urgency and suspense all the way." —Publishers Weekly

"An accomplished writer of thrillers . . . pens a powerful novel that re-creates the chaotic scene in Vietnam during the pivotal year of 1968; his story focuses on a stormy love triangle involving a Honolulu newspaper reporter, a Vietnamese woman, and her husband, an American officer."—The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162309086
Publisher: Speaking Volumes
Publication date: 04/06/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 894 KB

About the Author

Richard Hoyt graduated from the University of Oregon. After graduating from the U.S. Army Intelligence School in Ft. Holabird, Maryland, he served as a counterintelligence agent then returned to Oregon to earn a master’s degree. A fellow of the Washington Journalism Center, he worked as a Washington correspondent for The Oregonian and other Pacific Northwest newspapers. He later earned a PhD in American studies from the University of Hawaii. Hoyt wrote for both morning and afternoon newspapers in Honolulu and was a stringer for Newsweek magazine. He taught journalism and writing courses at the University of Maryland and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, before quitting to write novels full-time.

Hoyt is the author of the John Denson mysteries, the James Burlane thrillers and numerous other novels of adventure, espionage and suspense. In researching and writing in more than two dozen countries in Europe, Latin America, and Asia, he has ridden trains across the Soviet Union and riverboats down the Amazon. He now lives in Vancouver, Washington, with his wife Teresita, formerly of Cebu City, Philippines and his daughter Teresa. He has a daughter, Laura, from a previous marriage.

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