With the words of his deceased friend ringing in his ears and three old yellowing black and white photographs in his pocket, Matthew Sterling sets out for Keresan, Southeast Asia in search of Lily Pondoveri. He is accompanied by Jamie Forthright, the son of his deceased friend Roger Forthright who is totally unaware of the true reason for the visit. Little does Matthew know what surprises lay in store for them when they walk into a club frequented by Vietnam War veterans who have made Souitheast Asia their home, and notice a very beautiful bi racial young woman standing behind the bar. Jamie is immediately attracted to her, but she shows no interest in him. After a long search, Matthew not only finds Lily, and her daughter Pia, but also Ronald Bayswater, who is the spitting image of Roger Forthright.