Phoenix Mistress

by Frank Wadleigh



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/17/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781491764244
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781491764268
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 208
ISBN : 9781491764251

About the Book

It is 1969 and America is divided over the war that rages in Vietnam. The American public is unaware of a covert CIA operation called the Phoenix Program, designed to “neutralize” the Viet Cong Infrastructure.

In this historical novel, a computer scientist in the defense industry accepts a position as senior intelligence analyst for an American computer company under contract with the US Army in Saigon.

Tasked with investigating the effectiveness of Phoenix, he is shocked by the targeting and torture of innocent civilians. When his protests go unheeded, he is faced with the moral dilemma of how far to take his objections. But when he unwittingly meets the seductive Phoenix Mistress, he is drawn into a maelstrom of Vietnamese student anti-war protesters who are being arrested and tortured, complicating his life even further.

The author was a senior intelligence analyst at Headquarters, Military Assistance Command, Vietnam (MACV), during the years 1969-1971. He was directly involved in the Pacification program headed by William Colby who became CIA Director after the war.

About the Author

Frank Wadleigh, Ph.D. in mathematics, continues to work in the computer field. He is founder/CEO of Nova Scientia Inc., a small biotech company in Southern California, specializing in computer models of cell signaling pathways for cancer research.