The Vietnam War brings together two most unlikely lovers. Mai Tanh is an intelligent North Vietnamese girl who flees from Hanoi with her family to escape the vicious persecution of Ho Chi Minh. Roger Malcolm is a brilliant civilian engineer sent by Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara to an American base in Thailand, where Mai Tanh has become a maid in the officers? quarters. They soon fall in love, but Roger is hurt in the battle for Khe Sanh, and again during the Tet Offensive in Saigon. Mai Tanh is captured by the North Vietnamese Army and put to work clearing mines from the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Can their love find a way? Flight from Hanoi: Into the Terror of the Ho Chi Minh Trail is an unusual and disturbing love story that covers new ground in fiction.