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The past really DOES HAVE A CLAIM on the present,
This review is from: Burning Moon (Wil Hardesty Novels) (Paperback)
The more I read of Richard Barre the more I can't wait for the next one. I have had a disjointed relationship with Wil Hardesty, having picked up one in the middle of the series novels, then the one after that, then the one before that. But the novels aren't that connected, and Wil's love-hate relationship with his adolescenece in Vietnam is a painful description, quite well done by the way, with myself and most vets I know.
Here, he immerses himself in the poignant problem of 'when is enough enough?' Can he help thos people who 30 years ago, probably tried to kill him? He faces this issue early on when approached by a Vietnamese businessman who believes his son's accidental death was murder, and wants to retain Wil.
Jeffrey Deaver had a pretty good novel about Asian street gangs a few years ago, but Barre is up to the task and we learn more about the influences of the Asian "mob" as that issue surfaces in the son's death.
It's a violent story but with Barre's characteristeic beautiful writing. Highly recommended. 5 stars. Larry Scantlebury