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Nelson Demille
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Benjamin Tyson

Tyson is a former Army Lieutenant who is in charge of a platoon of nineteen men on February 15, 1968, when the men of that platoon effectively hold Tyson hostage and kill a large number of civilians in a hospital, including women, children and medical staff. Eighteen years pass before the incident comes to light through the publication of a book, "Hue: Death of a City." Tyson is a complex man, devoted to his family, friends an career. He does, however, become humanly self-absorbed as he is recalled to the military and faces the distinct possibility of jail time or even the death penalty. The charges against Tyson don't accuse him of physically pulling the trigger himself but only of standing idly by while his men carry out the massacre. In one version, Tyson actually urges his men to action, prompting the massacre.

Tyson has a dry wit and...

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