"Basil Sands's Ice Hammer is a gripping, can't-put-it-down series that works at every level. It's got it all: love, war, treachery, and heroism. A home run!"-John Gilstrap, USA Today Bestselling author of the Jonathan Grave thriller series
Following the invasion of the previous year, Brad Stone has become the figure head of Alaska's resistance movement. He's now head of the largest militia in the former state, including the Chiknik Rangers, making him enemy number one to the Chinese leadership based in Anchorage. At the same time his sons, Ben and Ian, find themselves waging a bloody guerilla operation against Russian troops in the east. Unknown to any of them, Youngmi-whose mangled, dead body haunts Brad's dreams-has become the mistress of General Zhang, head of the Chinese forces in Alaska...and a major player in the resistance movement, passing on information that could mean her real death if she's caught.
About the Author
Basil does not just write stories, he has lived a lot of what they contain. The backdrop for his writing started with his birth in rural Alaska. He spent his school years among the only slightly less rural, yet somehow slower moving, cornfields of Ohio, where he wished to be anywhere else, as long as it was exciting. He has lived in Fairbanks, Palmer, and Anchorage, Alaska, Camp Pendleton and San Diego, California. Washington DC, Baltimore, MD, and Baltimore, Ohio. He tried a career in the Marines, but injuries sent him home way too early. After that he waited tables, managed a family diner, worked at the NSA, owned a computer shop, was a carpenter, farmer, intelligence operative, actor, lumberjack, voice actor, EMT, network admin, helpdesk supervisor, Boy Scout leader, IT trainer, radio talk host, youth minister, and a sergeant in the Alaska Defense Force Coastal Scouts.
Until a ski injury in 2008 he was an avid weight lifter and could bench press over 420 lbs. Now he's limited to a brisk walk each afternoon, hefting his laptop to his lap whilst sitting in his comfy chair, and curling a pint or three of stout each night.
He lives in Anchorage, Alaska with his wife and sons, and Heimdall the Norse Dog.