Autobiography or historical novel? Does The Black Sword exist? First time author Donald L. Vance reveals the reality of a secret American military force fighting in Vietnam during that conflict. He discloses his unorthodox recruitment. He discusses his exhaustive training. He details his covert deployment to Vietnam. "I rocked backward and could feel the hand gun on my right hip coming out of its holster. I left my knife in the victim and went for my left sidearm. The Vietcong was aiming at me with my gun at point-blank range. He pulled the trigger." How did he survive? Two years of fighting in the jungles of Vietnam and beyond, the author recounts a few of his adventures during that conflict. What happens after he leaves The Sword? Is this truth disguised as fiction? You decide.