Imagine a routine day out turning into a real nightmare, full of death and serious injury. Imagine it happening in an isolated spot and of having no means of contacting the emergency services. You, alone, and people screaming for your help. What would you do? Would you cope?
This is a short story of just such a day in the life of young British soldier Diem Burden. His life was at a crossroads: his military career rapidly coming to an end with no idea of what to do post-army. With a new family to support, pressure was mounting on him to find a way forward - and soon.
Returning back to camp after an idyllic day out, the squaddie is thrown into a horrifying tragedy which tests the man in him. Whilst trying to cope with the trauma of that dreadful event, a seed is quietly planted which, with a slight bit of nurturing, leads Diem along a certain path.
Warning: Contains strong language and graphic descriptions of death and injury. You've been warned!
About the Author
On my Twitter profile I describe myself as an 'Englishman, lost in Spain', but it hasn't always been that way. I was lost long before I came to live in Spain. Addicted to writing for the last 8 years, I seriously smiled when my first publication - a short story based on my life - hit the #1 spot in Amazon.com's Law Enforcement. I'm now working on the next fifteen books, which include a six-book fantasy series based on Dreams. It's fair to say that I'm going to be around for a while. Welcome to Diem.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Military setting that starts out vividly describing a horrific accident from the authors actual happenings. We have all driven by or been jammed behind something like this, but the story gives you a chilling insight to how first responders see events unfold. It is an easy read and you will finish the book once started. Things I liked: - realistic because it is based on true events in the authors life - descriptive writing makes you feel like you are at the scene - short enough to get a good feel for how other stories will flow in the series without reading 300+ pages The downside: - I am not a big fan of profanity in print. Continual use of the the word F**K throughout takes away some of the edge for me, but this is a militaristic event in the 1st so it fits the lifestyle.
This was just a great short story. The biography of the author below is funny too. Back to the story though, it is well written and just flies along. It’s gritty and graphic and will make your heart pound. I can’t wait to see what is next.