Between his struggles of loss, depression and attempts to find himself he remembers those times when life was effortless. To him, life was not only easier, but also filled with more love when dust, dirt, mortars falling, and bombs exploding surrounded him.
Without knowing it, a simple routine occurrence will give him exactly what he seeks and test him to the fullest. With the assistance of his best friend and former soldiers, he will be able to face some of his greatest fears and relive some of his darkest moments.
Determined to make whatever sacrifice, and do whatever it takes to protect those around him Master Sergeant Gary Jacobs will push his past to the side, throw his present into the wind and focus on his future at all cost. He will do this not because he wants to, but because he knows he has to; since at the end of the day, he knows, if not him, then who.
After learning that a train packed with gold coins has been hidden behind enemy lines he gives orders for it to be retrieved. Captain John Quintrell, a Belgian officer known to Churchill for recently stealing a Zeppelin, is chosen to lead the mission.
If Quintrell and his trusted band of British irregulars are to retrieve the train before Antwerp is overrun they must cope with the ill-trained military policemen that have been sent to escort them; evade the German Army; protect a refugee family; and stop the coins falling into the hands of rebellious Irish Marines.
Meanwhile, a German secret society, the Ultima Thule Verband, sends an assassin to kill Churchill.
When Quintrell discovers their plans he has a choice to make: does he save the gold or does he save Churchill……….
On her third failed marriage, thirty-four-year-old Sidney McQueen regrets her PhD in Psychology wasn’t useful in choosing husbands. She feels better suited choosing horses. When her divorce attorney advises her to disappear for a while, she heeds the warning. But can she disappear without a trace when her soon-to-be ex-husband, a powerful attorney with ties to Mexican drug cartels, is hell-bent to find her? He wants back what belongs to him—and it’s not just Sidney he’s after.
Forty-five-year-old Markus Yeager, former Marine turned CIA operative, has a top-secret past. Physical and emotional scars cause him to retreat to the small, west Texas town of Alpine to be near an old friend, the one person he trusts. Flashbacks haunt him. His purposefully crafted quiet life is up-ended when Sidney pulls into town, horse trailer in tow.
People from Sidney’s past start turning up dead. Terrified, she questions whether the refuge she sought at Yeager’s remote ranch is enough to protect her from the man she refers to as “The Devil.” Her life-or-death situation draws Markus back into the violent world he thought he’d left behind, a world of weapons, drugs, money, and dangerous traffickers who’d put a bullet in your head while they mouthed their Hail Marys. Markus pursues and confronts the enemy head-on, but first he must confront the demons hounding his mind.
Thrown together in a cauldron boiling over with emotional tension and physical danger, Markus and Sidney allow their tentative bond to feed their individual needs. Once the murderer is apprehended, they breathe a collective sigh of relief, and their relationship, once governed by mutually imposed rules, intensifies. However, when it’s discovered that the one in custody may not be the killer, chasing the truth becomes a frantic race against a deadly predator.
IF THE DEVIL HAD A DOG— an edge-of-your-seat thrill ride packed full of heart-pounding suspense.