The quiet American
Part of the Vintage classics series
Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'.
As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch.
But even as he intervenes he wonders why: for the sake of politics, or for love?