Beginning at the time of the airlift of South Vietnamese allies out of Saigon, and continuing through the refugee years, our hero tells his story. He is a communist double agent, working closely as an aide to a South Vietnamese general. Told to his jailer in flashbacks, this novel explores the cost of war on the Vietnamese, the Americanization of refugees, and the exploitation of the war story in American culture. It is funny, biting, and tragic. Highly recommended.