This is the second book in the Clayton Gray series and finds Gray and Novak continuing their pursuit of the CIA double agent Marty Johnson, aka, Vladimir Kromar, through the streets of Singapore and Saigon to the jungle camp of Khun Wa, the Dragon of Death, in Cambodia. Khun Wa is still determined to exact payment from Gray and Novak for the destruction of the Soppone drug center in Laos and enlists the aid of Colonel Alexis Sergeio, Commander of the KGB Spetsnaz forces in Southeast Asia.
Gray and Novak again find that their former operatives in Saigon have the necessary information as to the location of Kromar. They travel the jungle trails and find the drug lair and in the ensuing action destroy the plantation and get away with the drugs aboard an airplane of Khun Wa's. Their return to the safety of Bangkok and the arms of their women is marred by reprisials taken by Colonel Sergeio against the women. Their next adventure centers on the rescue of the women and capture of the renegade Colonel Sergeio.
The author took great pains to capture the atmosphere of the jungle that covers Cambodia. I spent many hours flying and landing at sites that resemble the main objective in this book. The characters are a continuation of the persona from his first book, LAOTIAN PAWN, that invites the reader to join the action as they pursue their quarry.
Civilian Pilot, Air America
Southeast Asia, 1965-1969
Great story--fast paced. Continues the action from the first book, LAOTIAN PAWN.
Colonel, USAF, (Ret)
The author continues to display a working knowledge of the super secret KGB Spetsnaz Commando units as he did in his first book. Thrilling reading.