Our buddy, Justin Burgess, an Army Captain with the 3rd ID, who we supported back on July 4th when his first book was offered for free for a few days, writes to tell us that he’s back from Afghanistan and he’s got a second book, “A Line in the Sand” and he’s offering to us as a free download at Amazon.
Justin started writing during his third combat deployment, as a way to fight stress using a creative outlet. His first book, Another Day in Paradise, intially began as a fictional narrative about his frustrations during the war in Afghanistan, and to tell a story of the men and women fighting overseas from the perspective of a regular soldier. As the scope of the project grew, feedback from friends and fellow service-members was so positive that he decided to self-publish the book on Amazon. He’s now continuing his work on the American War saga, about an insurgency in the United States, set in the near future. Look for the first book in the series, titled ‘A Line in the Sand’ and available now.
The year is 2031. The US military has been gutted by an increasingly powerful and isolationist government after a series of unpopular and internationally condemned wars. Lieutenant Colonel Reese Sterling, a veteran of the conflicts in Afghanistan and Iran, has been falsely imprisoned after tragedy occurs during a botched raid in his home. He is sent to the infamous Ridgeway Prison on trumped up charges, and while incarcerated, meets a mysterious man who has a plan for freedom. Across the country, a popular US President is assassinated, along with a high-ranking member of the Chinese military. Sterling manages to escape from prison, only to find that he is the man being hunted as the presidential assassin. Balancing his desire for revenge against the need to clear his name, Sterling must take on a conspiracy of global proportions that threatens to bring the very foundations of the nation crashing down. When war on American soil for the first time in over 150 years seems imminent, the fugitive officer must make a brutal choice; to fight against the government he had sworn an oath to protect, or do nothing and see the country torn apart.
I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, but if it’s as good as the first one was, I’m sure I’ll enjoy it. So you should go Amazon and get your free download. He says that last time, we helped him get to 15,000 downloads, so let’s give him a welcome home he’ll never forget.