Stories in my Shadows of Peace Universe:
TINAREE – TRIAL BY INFERNO
SHADOWS OF PEACE - BOOK ONE
When your enemy knows more about your past than you do, things can get complicated.
Taylor trained his whole life to be the best, and to do his part in Intergal's effort to stop the Traverse's forceful expansion across the galaxy. However, as the Academy drills into every trainee’s head,
‘The enemy gets a vote in every plan.’
But Taylor and his teammates did not join Intergal’s Special Forces to go the easy route.
Then the enemy voted…
The only survivors of an ambush that should not have been possible, on a mission they should not have been assigned to, the four rookies find themselves in the worst possible scenario—in enemy hands.
But all is not what it seems, and their captor is much more than he pretends to be... however, even for the enemy...
'No plan survives first contact
TINAREE – FORGED BY CRUCIBLE
SHADOWS OF PEACE - BOOK TWO
When the line between enemy and ally blurs, things get complicated.
Free another planet from Traverse occupation.
It was a routine mission—until an ambush decimated the task force’s Special Forces contingent.
After six months in deep space, the Intergal fleet returned to finish its task: break the Traverse occupation of the planet and restore freedom and self-governance to the Tinareean people. As a bonus, they recovered four members of the annihilated SF Units. Things were finally going as planned… Or were they?
Taylor and his team escaped their captors’ not-so-tender mercies and made their way back to the fleet, but their homecoming wasn’t as welcoming as they expected. Instead, it felt more like they’d entered enemy territory of a different kind.
Commander Richards was used to complications, but after his extensive groundwork as Intergal’s liaison to Tinaree’s resistance movement, this mission should’ve been straightforward. But oddities were rarely coincidences, and old habits died hard. When the peculiarities surrounding the ambush and the subsequent events involving Taylor and his team stacked up, Richards took note.
While the team struggles to heal and reintegrate into the fleet, Richards draws on his true specialty and a fortunately placed, highly skilled resource to investigate further. As he digs deeper, accepted truths are thrown into question, circumstances surrounding events become murky, and the line between enemy and ally blurs.
Is this a series of random happenings, or is it something much more malignant?
TINAREE - TEMPERED BY BLOOD
SHADOWS OF PEACE - BOOK THREE
Facts don’t always match reality.
Taylor knew where he came from, and where he was going. Even an ambush, months of captivity, and nearly being killed as his team escaped didn’t change that. Nor did struggling against his inner demons as he clawed his way back to mission readiness and fought the assassin sent to finish what the ambush failed to accomplish.
But when evidence surfaces that shows Taylor’s past is different than he remembers, hard questions must be asked, and the truth must be found. Unfortunately, the man who seems to have the answers is also the one everyone blames for what happened. And, complicating things further, he can’t be found.
When a chance encounter threatens to reignite a past firestorm Taylor thought he had conquered, he is forced to answer the most important question of all.
How far is he willing to go to accomplish the mission and find his truth?
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Standing Fast on Foreign Shores:
Stories in The Last Brigade Universe
Even with the coming of the Long Night, flickers of freedom remain as beacons in the darkness
As long as the United States Constitution stood as a symbol of liberty and justice, worldwide authoritarians could never rest easy. The innate human yearning to be free would forever threaten the iron heels under which they crushed their own people.
Fueled by hatred of all that America stood for, the gathering of enemies who conspired to destroy her unwittingly unleashed a wave of worldwide destruction that engulfed their own nations. When America collapsed, most of the world crumbled with her.
In Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa, invasion followed invasion, war followed war, leaving a broken world of ruin to those who are Standing Fast on Foreign Shores.
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