A company of American soldiers is overrun and slaughtered by the Vietcong.  US Special Forces Captain Mack Gerber is assigned to head the investigation into the massacre.  Evidence clearly shows that the men had been taken completely unawares and under the influence of alcohol and drugs.  Rumours are rife that drug use among GIs is increasing alarmingly is becoming a command issue.  Top brass are aware that Saigon prostitutes are distributing Thai sticks, opium and heroin as part of a VC plot to undermine the US war effort.  Gerber feels that the pursuit of pushers in Saigon is more dangerous than field cobat and if he’s caught, the authorities will disclaim any knowledge of the mission. “Eric Helm” is the pen name of to Vietnam veterans who saw it all, did it all and lived to tell it all.