Will a deadly trap finally defeat an elusive enemy… or destroy an empire?
“Come and get us!” is the French paratroopers’ taunt. They are alluring bait so far from their supply lines… and reinforcements. Their destruction could be the final blow that wins the war.
But Ho Chi Minh is no fool. The French have artillery and an air force. His Viet Minh have only antiquated weapons and an unquenchable thirst for freedom. Still, the French carrot is tempting. And he does have one thing the French don’t. One thing they never planned on. One thing that could move mountains… if it only gets there in time.
They built a fortress – impregnable. And an airbridge – their lifeline and only means of escape. It’s an all or nothing gamble. Hubris is a cruel mistress.
We Stand Alone is historical fiction based on a true story — The Siege of Dien Bien Phu — the longest battle in a forgotten war. The Americans were there, fighting and dying. Their involvement in Vietnam gaining momentum like a locomotive that cannot be stopped.
What will be the final price of victory… and who will pay?
Pick up your copy and find out!
"A historical novel that reads like a modern political thriller, full of exciting action, larger-than-life characters, and unforgettable events." — Kirkus Reviews
"David Lee Corley establishes himself as one of the masters of the thriller genre with rock-solid characters and a great plot." — Readers' Favorite
"Not only are the characters compelling, but Corley skillfully builds tension with purposeful prose using sensory details and vivid descriptions." — Forward Clarion
"The book’s greatest strength, perhaps, lies in its precision and delivery. The author has clearly done his homework..." — BlueInk Review
About the Author
Born in 1958, David grew up on a horse ranch in Northern California breeding and training appaloosas. He has had all of his toes broken at least once and survived numerous falls and kicks from ornery colts and fillies. He started his writing career as a copyrighter in his early 20’s. In his 30’s, he moved to Malibu, California to live his dream of writing in the movie industry. He has written 24 screenplays of which 4 have been produced into motion pictures. He has also written numerous thrillers and historical fiction novels. He developed his simplistic writing style after reading Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and The Sea” and Cormac McCarthy’s “No Country For Old Men.”