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Hanoi Reprisal

John Riedel

Published November 4th 2012
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313 pages
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HANOI REPRISAL covers the fictitious career of CIA operative Patrick Barringer, including covert operations in the early 1960s with MACV-SOG Team 36 near Pleiku during the Vietnam War, his later participation in the CIAs PHOENIX PROGRAM in Vietnam,MoreHANOI REPRISAL covers the fictitious career of CIA operative Patrick Barringer, including covert operations in the early 1960s with MACV-SOG Team 36 near Pleiku during the Vietnam War, his later participation in the CIAs PHOENIX PROGRAM in Vietnam, and his third deployment there in 1975, coordinating the evacuation of American assets and high-risk Vietnamese during CIA Operation FREQUENT WIND.In January 1980, Barringer is at the tip of the spear in Pakistan during CIA Operation CYCLONE, in which the Agency supplies the Afghanistan mujahedeen freedom fighters with billions of dollars worth of weaponry, including FIM-92 Stinger missiles.His final years with the Agency are spent at the Pakistan-Afghanistan branch in the Near East Division.Years later (2001), his Vietnamese-born wife and his daughter, during a visit to Vietnam, are apprehended by a PA43 special unit of the Vietnam Peoples Security Force, and are incarcerated in the notorious T-20 Detention Center in Pleiku.Using friends and resources from his past, the now retired CIA operative puts together a hastily prepared plan to go there, free his wife and daughter and bring them home. . . .