ARE YOU READY?

In just a few more days, the next installment in the Fireman Saga will go live as an e-book.  Soon after that, this novella will be available in print version. Written in the first person, this short story turned novella takes place after UNHINGED and plays the roll of lead-in to the upcoming novel, The…

Alone: Killing the warrior class

“How you doing, bro?” “Check on your buddy.” We’ve all heard these things repeated thousands of times over these long years of war.  Although many of us don’t heed the warnings and most of us will reply to any inquiries with a simple, “I’m fine”, we repeat these phrases reflexively on many occasions. The most…

Why

Why is it so important to you? Why do you work so hard to help others? Why? I will tell this one time.  It is something unknown to all but those closest to me.  Even many of my fellow soldiers with whom I served in combat are unaware of these things. I shouldn’t be here.…

Survival Essentials: CBRN

With much attention being focused on Syria and the reports of chemical weapons being employed there, I thought I would take a moment to discuss a vital aspect of survival that I believe is neglected.  CBRN (chemical, biological,  radiological,  nuclear) knowledge should be considered critical to any long term survival strategy.  But, it is something…

IEDs and the returning veteran

“Plus you have a lot of people who are coming out of the military that have the ability and the knowledge to build IEDs and to defeat law enforcement techniques.” This quote, from Morgan County, Indiana Sheriff’s deputy, Sergeant Dan Downing, a SWAT officer, has thrust this heretofore unknown law enforcement officer into the spotlight of…

Excerpt – The Fireman-Book One

  As I work on both a new Fireman short story and The Fireman-Book Two, I thought I would begin sharing pieces of my other works for those who have not read them.  This, the first excerpt, is chapter #1 of The Fireman-Book One.  Here is a brief history of this thriller series – The…