From the back of the book: A fact-finding mission led by U.S. Army Special Forced Captain Mack Gerber is dispatched to the tiny hamlet of Plei Soi to determine the future of Camp A-337. The Americans find the village completely deserted with most of the inhabitants killed. At nightfall comes a blistering rocket and mortar attack that pins down the Special Forces team. They repel the initial assault, but it quickly becomes obvious they are outgunned with no hope of air support. Distress calls are futile because heavy rains have grounded the air force and gunships. A Mike Force convoy deployed to assist the stranded SF team is ambushed before it reaches the camp. The situation worsens at dawn when the Vietcong and NVA launch a three-pronged attack on Camp A-337. Eric Helm is the pen name of two Vietnam veterans, men who were there and who now tell it like it was.