“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
ISIS captured a town in Iraq, trapping Catholic children and their caregiving nuns. Western governments were unable or unwilling to help. The children’s enslavement or death was certain unless Frank and a band of ex-military warriors could bring them back.
Frank Martel, an ex-Marine, had finished his first year as a Jesuit novitiate. His path to the church was littered with doubt, anger and a failed relationship. Maggie and Frank were inseparable at first, but his loss of passion caused her to leave. Now, Maggie and Frank are once again thrown together as they attempt to rescue the helpless children that had been left behind.
Frank’s bloodline traced back 1300 years. Charles Martel had successfully stopped the Islamic Caliphate at the battle of Tours in 732. Would Frank be able to follow in Charles’ footsteps and stop the Caliphate once again?
Hired by a private Catholic organization, Frank, Maggie and the Archangel Platoon take on the task of saving the innocent while struggling with their own past.
The future isn’t always clear, even if the cause is just.
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About the Author
I am living proof that it’s never too late to start something new. Born in 1958, I have lived a rather full life. From my beginnings in Northeast Ohio, I have lived throughout the upper Midwest, parts of the Northeast and finally in Florida. These experiences have shaped me as writer. I started off my working career as a teamster working summers on a beer delivery truck. In college, I continued to deliver beer (fun). During the school year, I played on our university rugby and golf teams. I have also worked as a security guard, tutor and waiter. During these last 25 years I helped start a software company and a dental implant company. Writing has always been part of my job. Creative writing has apparently been inside of me all these years. At my age, I am starting a 2nd career that inspires me outside my office. My appetite for reading has always been voracious. Growing up with only four channels on the television set, and no internet, I turned to sports and reading to fill my time. To emulate successful people, I have a tendency to attack projects with an extreme amount of energy and focus. I have always believed that persistence and patience will lead to success. That philosophy has served me well so far. I will attack writing with the same vigor I approach everything else in life. I hope it is reflective in my books and novellas.