Phillip H. McMath
Monty Poltam, a State Department aid officer stationed in
Vietnam since 1968, finds the murdered
body of his Vietnamese lover, Renee. It is just before the
American evacuation of Saigon.
Monty is convinced that Renee was murdered on the orders of
the mysterious “Vladimir,” a
Russian spy operating in Vietnam. Determined to find Vladimir,
Monty goes to Hong Kong
where he enlists the help of the CIA in tracking down the
elusive Russian. Surprise after surprise
unfolds as Monty begins to understand Vietnam and what happened
to Renee and why.
H. McMath was born in 1945 in Memphis, Tennessee,
the son of Sidney and Anne McMath. He was educated in the
public schools of Little Rock, Arkansas, and attended Hendrix
College and, later, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville,
from which he received a double major in English and dramatic
arts. After college, he was commissioned in the United States
Marine Corps as a second lieutenant and served in Vietnam
as a tank platoon and company commander in combat during the
years of 1969 and 1970. Separating from the Marine Corps after
three years of active service, he was discharged with the
rank of captain. He then obtained a law degree from the University
of Arkansas and has been a partner with the firm of McMath
Woods, P.A. involved in civil litigation since 1973. McMath
has created a unique body of work in fiction, drama, and journalism.
Arrival Point is the second of a trilogy of novels that include
Ground and Lost
Kingdoms for which he has won the Arkansiana Award
for fiction. In 2009 McMath was inducted into the Arkansas
Writers Hall of Fame. His latest novel, The
Broken Vase received the Booker Worthen Prize for
fiction. He lives in Little Rock with his wife Carol.
6x9, 240 pages
for Phoenix International.