Under the Cover of Light by Carole Engle Avriett
About the Book: In 1965, Col. Thomas “Jerry” Curtis’s helicopter was shot down over North Vietnam. He was immediately captured and spent 7½ years confined in a filthy 5′ x 7′ cell at the notorious Hanoi prison camp. Thousands of miles from home and unable to communicate with his wife and children, Jerry endured months of solitary confinement, suffocating heat, freezing cold, grueling physical and psychological torture, constant hunger, and unimaginable mental duress. And yet, time and again, the Light that darkness cannot overcome became his beacon of hope. Now, for the first time in print, Jerry shares the full story of his 2,703 days in captivity and what he learned about faith, hope, and the indomitable power of the human spirit.
About the Authors Carole Engle Avriett is a former writer/editor for Southern Living Magazine. In addition to leading women’s conferences throughout the United States, Canada, and Brazil, where she and her husband serve as missionaries during the summer months, Carole has also authored two bible studies. She currently resides in Florida.
Jonathan Yen was inspired by the Golden Age of Radio, and while the gold was gone by the time he got there, he’s carried that inspiration through to commercial work, voice acting, and stage productions. From vintage Howard Fast science fiction to naturalist Paul Rosolie’s true adventures in the Amazon, Jonathan loves to tell a good story.
My Thoughts: Most people have heard stories of American soldiers in Vietnam, and the atrocities they saw. While I had heard other stories of prisoners of war Jerry Curtis’s story was one of the worst accounts. This isn’t a book made to feel sorry for him though, this is a book about how he not only survived but found hope in his time there. Under the Cover of Light is a wonderful read for history buffs and casual readers alike. If you like Book Review: Burning Proof you’ll like this book for sure.