In the Company of Snipers Book 16
Windy Days Press
October 8, 2017
Available in: e-Book, Trade Size
Jake Weylin came home from Afghanistan a broken man. The former USMC scout sniper is lost between the dreamlike operas stuck forever in his head, and life in Anacostia, a hardscrabble Washington D.C. neighborhood. Some days he’s back in Kabul. Other times he’s lost in the land of the ‘brave and the free.’ He doesn’t know what he’s searching for until he locks eyes with the new nurse at the free clinic and thinks, ‘Do I know you?’
While in the Marines, Lacy Wright served by providing security to the international press corps in Afghanistan. Now she carries every image of the carnage she witnessed like a curse. To deal with the pain of all those hard memories, she commits the men and women she saw die to canvas. With a steady hand, she gives them a few last moments of life. She breathes on them and she talks to them. She calls it painting them home. Jake calls it crazy. He may be right.
I always wanted to be a writer. I’ve dabbled in poetry, short stories, and more daydreaming than most. I remember long Sunday afternoon drives with my parents where they would tell us eight kids to: ‘Look out the window and see something!’ I’ve been looking out the window ever since…. In the great pines of the Pacific Northwest, I saw a woman with nowhere to run find refuge in the arms of a tender warrior who’d forgotten the man he once was… In the hills of Wyoming, I saw a man broken by the high cost of war, rediscover himself in the eyes of a pretty girl…
And in the Dairy State, (yes Wisconsin), I saw two people overcome horrific obstacles on their way to happily-ever-after.
Life is short.
Pick up a good book.
Enjoy. Look out the window and