Deja Vu (A-Team zine)

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Title: Nightmare
Author(s): Rita Ractliffe
Cover Artist(s):
Date(s): around 1997
Medium: print zine, fanfic
Fandom: The A-Team
Language: English
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Deja Vu is a adult het A-Team novel by Rita Ractliffe.


  • Nightmare
  • Deja Vu
  • unknown novel, likely not completed

From a Flyer

DEJA VU - An A-Team Novella. Book Two of the "Nightmare" Trilogy.

"He looked at her squarely. "I'm going back, Maggie. I've got to. It isn't just Raskin...there are more POW's back there and I can do something about it." He stood silently, waiting for her reaction.

As the full realization of what he said hit her, she lashed back, stunned. "You can't. Hannibal, you can't. You're too well known in that area now. It would be suicide if you were captured." He looked at her soberly and nodded. "What if you do get caught again? Who'll pick up the pieces? Hannibal, dammit, this is insanity. You can't really mean this!"

Hannibal took her into his arms. "Yes, Maggie, I do...and when you think about it, rationally, you'll see I'm right."

"What if you're hurt - what are we supposed to do then?! Wasn't once enough, goddammit?!?"

Her pushed away slightly, looking at her intently. "If I get hurt, or worse...well, we'll just have to live with it."

"You mean I'll have to live with it!" She flung the words furiously at him. Angry, and deeply hurt that he would even consider doing this to her again, she twisted out of his arms and escaped to the sanctuary of the kitchen, damned if she would let him see her frustrated tears...

...Later when his rationale had penetrated and calmed her some, she came back to him. "You wouldn't be the man I love if you did any less. But I'm just so damned scared. You're a wanted man...over there..." Her eyes blinked rapidly, trying to keep the tears from spilling over.

"I'm a wanted man here, Maggie. Not that much differece." He reached down and pulled her up from her crouched position, wrapping his arm around her tenderly, saying nothing, figuring it was best for the moment..."

Gathering together his rag-tag ensemble, Hannibal Smith plunges once again into the jungles of Southeast Asia, this time bent on the rescue of throwaway POW's, knowledge of whose existence was brought out by one of their own who managed to escape the US military death squads out for his head. The Team's mission takes them into Thailand, where Doctor Hue rejoins his maverick American friends to aid them in their travels about Cambodia, while laying ghosts of his own to rest. Dodging bandits, drug warlords, Vietnamese and Khmer soldiers, the intrepid band must mount increasing obstacles to even get near their objective, never mind carry it out. And armed with the knowledge that the U.S. GOvernment may be their biggest predator only serves to toughen their resolve to succeed at this mission and finally bring the truth home. However, a devastating bit of knowledge from Vietnam at the end of their trek will change their lives irrevocably.

DEJA VU contemplated for late fall 1997 publishing date. Adult situations and language, age statement over eighteen mandatory.[1]


  1. On the Jazz, posted 1997, accessed June 3, 2013