Lieutenant Eric Solms found love in war torn Vietnam when he assumed command of an American Army Special Forces in Vietnam. In the camp he discovered "L Thi Kim-L ," called Lee by Americans. a key figure at the fortification as a Vietnamese female medic. She had had been reared in the home of American missionaries. Drawn by her deep Christian commitment, compassionate heart, intellect, and beauty, Eric is attracted to her. In turn, his faith, honesty, and leadership of the Special Forces team pull her toward him. Within weeks they have expressed love for one another. But Eric questions if it is an attraction based on the emotional and shared dangers they face.
Before their romance can mature Eric is seriously wounded. Using her medical skills and improvised treatments she keeps Eric alive during a jungle journey until they reach an American army hospital. While unconscious from his infected wounds Lee is not permitted to accompany him by the military medical personnel when he is evacuated to the United States.
She then disappears.
Eric, aided by full American government assistance, fruitlessly searches for Lee as he realizes that his love for Lee was not caused by circumstances. His father uses his significant political influence to aid in Eric's quest. As an attractive young man, son of affluent parents, he encounters several beautiful and eager women.
During the years of unrest in America in the 1960's and 1970's as protest against the Cold War campaign in Vietnam surges his inquiries carry him into the shadowy world of intelligence in America and Germany.. Both in America and in Germany strangers offer to help Eric find Lee but with a price. He is also given a mission as a courier from East Germany to the West.
Will he succeed in finding his one beloved or is there another one for him?