This is a much more interesting version of the "First Blood" story than you get with the Sly Stallone movie. The characters are all flawed in some way and driven by their own inner demons and it makes for a much more compelling story. Highly recommended.
From New York Times bestselling author David Morrell comes the novel upon which the box office superhit Rambo was based. First came the man: a young wanderer in a fatigue coat and long hair. Then came the legend, as John Rambo sprang up from the pages of First Blood to take his place in the American cultural landscape. This remarkable novel pits a young Vietnam veteran against a small town cop who doesn't know whom he's dealing with -- or how far Rambo will take him into a life-and-death struggle through the woods, hills, and caves of rural Kentucky.
1973 Fawcett 256pgs