Author: Franklin D. Rast
Ghosts In the Wire is a vivid first-person account of what many veterans experienced upon their return from the war in Vietnam. It is a sequel to Rast's first book--Don's Nam, which quintessentially depicts his tour of duty in Vietnam during 1969 and 70 with the Orient Express. Rast eloquently and passionately takes the reader on a gut-wrenching roller coaster ride of flash-backs, horror, courage, and outlandish humor that is presented unlike the headlines and TV news could ever hope to depict. It is essential, poignant reading for those veterans who were in Nam and cannot forget, and also for those who were not there, but strive to understand the electrifying intensity, and often surrealistic events that war and its aftermath creates. The events and characters jump to life from his old muddy diary, which was locked in a footlocker for twenty-eight years, and leave the reader crying, laughing, or just plainly boiling with rage as this dramatic story unfolds in a manner that is truly spellbinding.