Defense attorney Samson Young has an uncanny ability to get even the so-called worst clients off the hook, as he ably demonstrated in Almost Mortal. In Almost Damned, little does Sam know that his most challenging cases are all leading up to one monumental trial, in which he will lay before the Court the visceral complexities of good vs. evil.
As Sam navigates his cases in Bennet County, it becomes increasingly apparent that his clients-old and new-are surprisingly interconnected, especially when old clients rise from the dead. Literally. He and his office are besieged by death threats and mysterious invitations, each one a clue that compels him to dig deeper into his own past. With each new discovery, Sam leads himself and his team deeper into a nether world in an attempt to bring redemption to his toughest clients of all-the descendants of the biblical Fallen Angels who have been walking the earth as humans for centuries, unable to find peace.
This tribute to an unsung American hero weaves through Anderson’s life as a Pennsylvania railroad engineer and as an Army combat engineer. Throughout, he endures tragedy and triumph as a shining example of the uniquely American concept of a citizen-soldier.
Combat Engineer tells the well-known stories of the Bulge and Remagen from a new and different perspective, that of the commander. In both desperate actions, the senior engineer officer provides the steadying hand that inspires the troops to succeed. The story might seem fit for Hollywood, but no fictional account can compare to the real-life drama of Combat Engineer.
A few short months removed from the events of 9/11, LT Warner is a young reserve officer with a burning desire to serve. Presented with the opportunity to do so in the new Global War on Terror, he jumps into his new assignment full blast, oozing with patriotism, a lot of cockiness, and not much of a plan. But soon enough he finds that his new normal will be clouded with uncertainty. New soldiers, new leadership, and a new geographic location are just the tip of the iceberg.
As the rear cargo door of the plane lowers to reveal a pitch-black Afghanistan night, the young leader encounters his first real challenge: simply leading the team off the airplane-over an airfield riddled with landmines. From there, 20-Year Letter follows LT Warner throughout the entire undertaking, chronicling the bad, the terrifying, the stressful, and even a little bit of the good. His tale is a comprehensive perspective of everything that isn’t glamorous about war.
Floater is the story of combat soldiers who only wanted to do their duty, come home, and live the American dream-a dream devoid of the nightmares of PTSD, homelessness, and addiction.
Captain Don Carter is a murderer, but after the events in War Crimes, a sympathetic Texas jury lets him walk free. Still imprisoned by his demons and the vengeful voice known as the “Commander in Chief,” Carter resurfaces in Nevada and, with the help of the loyal Dr. Carla Golden, resumes his mission to offer solace to the Vietnam veterans America has abandoned-in more ways than one. But as he falls further under the spell of his new therapy, a sensory deprivation chamber, he edges closer to the abyss, and closer to losing himself to the Commander in Chief.
Meanwhile, mysterious murders marked by the ace of spades again seize the attention of Jerry Andrews, Carter’s former teammate and part-time nemesis. As Jerry follows the clues into a psychological puzzle with no easy answers, Carter and Dr. Golden come to realize that those who enter the shadowy pools of their minds in the float tank don’t always emerge the same.
It has been ten months since forest conservationist Sienna lost her daughter, Kira, in a tragic home accident when she was the only other person around. Her death transforms Sienna into an overprotective mother to Kira’s brother. But then Kai dies under similar circumstances. Desperate to keep from losing her mind, if only to preserve the memories of her children, Sienna climbs into the treehouse where Kai took his last breath.
While meditating to connect with him, terrifying images of a “mother tree,” a nurturing hub tree Sienna studied in an isolated meadow near their lake house, corrupt all memories of her kids. No longer a majestic, colorful sentinel, the tree menaces her with its limbs draped in leaves that morph into skeletal hands. As Sienna’s thoughts fester, convincing her that her children’s deaths were not simple accidents, those around her try to persuade her she must be guilty of harming Kira and Kai, even if she can’t remember. Anxious to unveil the terrible truth hiding in her psyche, Sienna instead finds herself in very physical danger as secrets come to light.
Daniel “Trip” Furman is poised to be the next great athlete of his generation. He has grown up surrounded by stellar coaches and teachers, but a series of personal losses during his final semester of college sends him reeling into despair, and he abandons his promising career. As he begins a new life working for a friend of his father’s, he learns that his new boss is not what he seems. Can Daniel discover the truth behind his father’s untimely death and his girlfriend’s disappearance-and survive?