Pham Xuan An was a Communist agent whose espionage adventures – under the cover story of a celebrated war correspondent in the Western media — were as brilliant for Hanoi as they were shattering for Washington during the tumultuous days of the Vietnam War. He has been dubbed “the perfect spy” and affectionately referred to by some as “the spy who loved us”. Not quite. Journalist and SoutheastAsian specialist Luke Hunt prises this story open. He knew and interviewed An for many years,along with the many friends and colleagues in journalism who knew him best in war, on the journalistic beat and amid the collapse of South Vietnam.The Punji Trap is distributed across Asia and in the United Kingdom by Talisman Publishing Pte Ltd. It is now available on Kindle and hard copies will also be available through Amazon. First editions are available through Pay Pal and in specialty book shops, including the Foreign Correspondents’ Club in Thailand. In Cambodia, it can be found atMonument Books across the country, and at The Lost Room and Wang Dang Doodle in Phnom Penh, and at Bookish Bazaar and Keppler’s Books in Kampot.