1968: At the height of the Vietnam War, Marine Eugene Smith and local woman Quang Ha have found each other in the midst of the violence that surrounds them. They plan to leave the war behind, and begin a new life in America. But when a fellow Marine is brutally murdered on the eve of the Tet Offensive, Eugene and Ha’s plans are gone forever. Eugene finds himself in a city on fire, desperate to find the woman he loves.
1984: The war is over. Eugene is wounded, inside and out. And now, he finds himself going back to Vietnam, to set things right and start again. But as Eugene sinks deeper into a 16-year-old murder investigation he finally understands how wrong he’s been. And that some wounds never heal.
In this critically acclaimed book, writer Paul Allor and artist Paul Tucker present an extraordinary, heartfelt story of hard-boiled crime, war-torn romance, and the aftermath of violence on the human soul.