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The Soldier

A Novel of the Vietnam War Era


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A surgeon turned soldier. A courageous research mission. Will he survive his own wartime trauma?

Texas, 1970. Vascular specialist Brian Levin has steady hands and a cool head under pressure. Eager to investigate the firsthand effects of traumatic stress, he enlists as an infantryman in the Vietnam War. But the real terror comes when an ambush stains his soul with blood.

Through ceaseless rain and jungles dense with enemies, Brian takes and saves lives with numbing repetition. And the battles continue when he rejoins civilian life, still haunted by his emotional wounds. But his pain worsens when he witnesses his platoon mates and their families suffer through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Can Brian use his investigation into his own experiences with the hidden costs of war to heal others and save his own sanity?

War and Consequence is a harrowing book in the American Journeys Historical Fiction series. If you like gripping combat scenes, exploring the horrors of heroism, and true-to-life depictions of PTSD, then you’ll love Vietnam Veteran Richard Alan Schwartz’s unforgettable novel.

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