OFFICERS' CLUB, THE by Ralph Peters - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKSee all titles by Ralph Peters.
Spring, 1981. Vietnam is over, but the
repercussions linger. The military strives to recover as society reels from the
excesses of the 1970s…
A sinister beauty and a dutiful soldier… a
Hollywood lawyer running from a dirty past and a cast-off vet who seems to have
no future… dueling drug gangs along the Mexican border… and the mutilated
remains of a female lieutenant.
Stunning, promiscuous, and brilliant at
spotting the weaknesses in others, Jessie Lamoureaux may have been killed by a
jealous lover, a drug smuggler—or a ghost from a life she hoped she had left
Was her murderer the Green Beret she
betrayed? The captain whose marriage she shattered? The senior officer hoping
to save her from herself? A female sergeant fighting for dignity in a man’s
world? Or a fellow lieutenant with a secret of his own?
In this gritty tale of young men and women
torn between the laws of the land and the laws of the heart, a dark journey
leads from a moonlit beach in Mexico to mayhem in Iran—then back to a country
looking for its soul.
The Officers’ Club captures the
passions and confusion of the times, the reckoning due after a decade of
indulgence—and the commitment of those who stayed in uniform through the bad
As the military and society struggle to
right themselves, their conflicts are embodied in the question:
Who killed Lieutenant Jessie Lamoureux?