Tree of Smoke: A Novel

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The novel is the story of Skip Sands who is a spy-in-training and is engaged in psychological operations against Vietcong. It is also the story of Houston brothers, Bill and James who drift out of Arizona dessert into war. The time frame of the novel is from 1963 to 1970.

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The novel is a gripping, powerful and beautiful work. The story is like nothing in our literature.

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The author has written such an amazing book that by the end wraps around the reader tight as a snake. It opens a window onto a world of mystery, war and intrigue.

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The novel is too convoluted.

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