Tree of Smoke - 1965 Summary & Analysis

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The chapter titled 1965 opens with William “Skip” Sands going on a weekly patrol with the Philippine Army. He's in Manila. They never encounter any hostiles and this patrol is no different. Skip sees his presence on the patrols as a means to being reassigned to some other location. Skip sleeps a little late the next morning, and has breakfast followed by a haircut. He has been a member of the Central Intelligence Agency for five years and believes fully in the United States and the CIA.

Skip is staying at a house occupied by several other people. The house is something of a “safe house” but Skip is wary of everything that's going on. Anders Pitchfork is reportedly an entomologist who is studying ways to eliminate malaria but Skip believes he's probably working with agents in a nearby village. There's a German visitor as well...

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