The main character is Tinker Fallon, a Vietnam veteran who just wants to be left alone. He copes with his war demons. However, being alone will not occur, for he becomes involved in a survival effort after saving a woman from almost being robbed. And for anyone who truly wants to understand and enter the mind of soldier living with PTSD, this is the book to read. It does not matter the war. The author skillfully weaves this tale of a veteran surviving on that line between what he perceives and what is actually occurring, becoming at times very thin.