Twenty-seven year old Marine Sergeant Jon Cole loves his job as an Infantry Squad Leader. His Marines respect him. And seven thousand miles away, his loving fiancé waits patiently for his safe return.
Jon’s Combat Tour is a breeze... until a gut punch shows up in the mail and forces him into the heroic situation that will ultimately end his military career - and everything he lives for.
Desperate and drowning in despair, Jon's inner voice drives him back to his dangerous drinking habits. But when a familiar stranger silences that voice, he just might put the bottle down - for good.
Part love story and part war story, American Dream (Book 1) follows Jon Cole from Michigan to Iraq and back again on an adventure that both breaks him and makes him whole… while showing just how far a son will go to make his father proud.