LUST for sex, drugs, money & political power buffets young Americans in 1970s Europe, entangling them in murderous, criminal acts & the RAF's bloody war against the Vietnam WAR. Lust & War is a fictional historical fiction novel about international militant revolution, politics and crime, set primarily in early 1970s West Germany. 19 year old Nathan Davett Cooper, is presumed dead in the suspicious plane crash of his Icelandic Charter Express (ICE) flight to Europe, along with almost 40 other college students from Texas, whose bodies are washing up on the coast of France, entangled in hundreds of thousands of dollars in loose U.S. $100 bills. Nate's gonzo journalist in training friend, Charlie and his flower-child, but worldly-wise girl friend, Custer, are horrified when confronted with the realities of the U.S.'s war making in Vietnam. Charlie struggles with whether to just write about militant student resistance in Europe or join the revolutionary war against the war. This all makes for an amazing and entertaining journey. Nate, his family and friends, old and new, seek to solve the mystery surrounding the crash of the ICE plane, which is discovered to have its roots in the World War II secret OSS services of Nate's grandfather, Scotty Davett, who strives to and mete out "swift Celtic justice" for those heinous crimes. The use of the Davetts' mystical Celtic Fey, through reading tealeaves, dream walking and other intuitions, add a metaphysical angle to the plot. A cast of other amazing but believable characters parade across the pages including: Tarzan the Aryan, Jesus of Havana, Thor, Bjoerk, Ada, Queenie, Inga, Katarina, Travis, Officer Wagner, Lula May along with das Pferd, Nate's never to be forgotten imaginary horse back in Texas. Added to the created characters above are real people, like Philip K Dick, Robert A Heinlein, Fritz Teufel, and those who gave their names to the Baader-Meinhof Gang, Andreas Baader and Ulrike Meinhof, as well as the real force behind the creation of the RAF movement, the unsung Gudrun Ensslin, Baader's girl friend. . Great characters, intriguing plots, subplots and surprising twists, funny, realistic dialog of the time and age, and a peek into the much forgotten (and better left that way some think) epoch between the Summer of Love & Disco Dancing, all add up to a great story, and a fun and informative read of the times. Characters you'll both cheer and jeer, and hope to see again soon in coming sequels. Michael D. Sanford was born in Dallas, Texas, "the City of Hate," as it's often referred to in the story Mr. Sanford started this novel more than forty years ago while a university student in Germany. He discovered the unfinished handwritten manuscript just this year and completed it for publication. The process has inspired him to (finally) write the sequels that have rolled around in his head for decades, which include more stories in '70s Europe, but also expands on to Mexico and NAFTA and other historical events including the birth of personal computers, tax rebels of the '80s and '90s, the birth of the Internet, hacking, the dot.com boom and bust, the Men's Movement and China. This novel is the first in the series which is to be called: The Nathan Davett Cooper Series. Michael D. Sanford is a linguist, serial entrepreneur, technologist and inventor, who has studied, lived and worked in both Europe and Latin America. He currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas "Where the West begins "