|Out of the Fire|
|Media type||Print (Softcover)|
|Night Fighter Series|
|Preceded by||Main Force Assault|
|Followed by||A Rock and a Hard Place|
Out of the Fire is a Vietnam War novel by David Sherman published in 1987 by the Ivy Book imprint of Ballantine Books. It is the third novel in Sherman's Night Fighter Series.
The US Marine Corps Combined Action Program unit assigned to the Vietnamese village of Bun Hou, Tango Niner, has been very successful in suppressing Viet-Cong operations in the area, and now starts putting a crimp in the get-rich-off-overtaxing-the-villager schemes of the local ARVN District Chief, Captain Nghu.
Nghu, in return, manages to arrange the planting of drugs within the Marines' compound, and the subsequent "discovery" of the drugs by the Marines' chain of command. The steps taken by command to deal with the supposed breach of discipline means that Nghu will now have a freer rein with the peasants, as well as degrading Tango-Niner's effectiveness in suppressing VC activity.