The Stakes can't be higher
It is May 1985 and World War III rages in Central Europe. Fledgling insurgent groups in the East Bloc fight for independence from their Soviet overlords. America pledges to help. Among the teams of US military advisers are two Vietnam War veterans, sent in to assist an East German major named Werner Brandt and his motley band of fighters. Their objectives are to help destroy Soviet military reinforcements as they speed towards the frontlines and to eliminate the Russian garrison in control of Saxony. It won't be easy - Brandt is consumed with a lust for vengeance that threatens to derail his own operations.
Captain Joe Ricci and Sergeant Ned Littlejohn are about to enter a combat zone for the first time in nearly fifteen years. With them, they bring the scarred memories of their Vietnam experiences. As the stakes climb higher and the battle to survive grows more intense, each decision could lead to the liberation of a nation or their own downfall.
"Ricci stood there, pointing down at the burning enemy airbase.
"Major Brandt, you wanted to kill Russians. I wanted to cut off their supplies. This morning, we did both. See what happens when we work together?"
Brandt looked at the chaos and death and fire consuming the airbase. His stomach lurched. The cold MRE he had eaten last night spewed out on the ground before him. He stumbled off and leaned on a tree, out of sight of his men. As he sucked in the fresh breaths of air, he gained a new appreciation for the potential of teamwork. He would work with the Americans each step of the way. Together, they would set the world ablaze."
Brad Smith is a freelance writer and game designer. He has a keen interest in the topic of the late Cold War, which has fed his creative output. He has authored around a dozen books set in an alternate World War III: 1985 universe. His blog can be found at www.hex- sides.com. You can also access his books on the Ama- zon.com store page. Several of his stories are available through Lock 'n Load Publishing.
His main interests are writing, wargaming, and spending time with his wife and son. He recently designed "NATO Air Commander" and the soon to be released "That Others May Live" both published by Hollandspiele. Two of his favorite wargames are "Gulf Strike" and "The Korean War" from Victory Games. His gaming blog can be found at www.hexsides.blogspot.com.
Brad has worked as an Emergency Medical Responder in Canada then as a writer based in Geneva, Switzerland before moving to Japan in 2004, where he has lived ever since. He holds a Bachelor's degree majoring in History from the University of Winnipeg, a Master's in Journalism from the University of British Columbia, and a dual Master's degree in TESOL and Applied Linguistics from the University of Leicester. He has written for academic journals, newspapers, radio, and magazines on a variety of topics. He recently served as an editor for an issue of Yaah! magazine and is a frequent contributor to other game journals.
His main writing inspirations include Tom Clancy, Joe Scalzi, Ralph Peters, and Stephen King. His favorite books include "Red Storm Rising", "Old Man's War", and "Red Army".
Chapter 1: Pursuit
Chapter 2: Abandonment
Chapter 3: Blood Moon
Chapter 4: Ghosts
Chapter 5: Family Portrait
Chapter 6: Crackdown
Chapter 7: Fighting Soldiers From The Sky
Chapter 8: Go Ask Alice
Chapter 9: The Ambush
Chapter 10: Here I Stand
Chapter 11: Reformation
Chapter 12: Flank Hits
Chapter 13: Resurrection
Chapter 14: Man on the Pale Horse
Chapter 15: Tribulation
Chapter 16: Judgement
Chapter 17: Exodus
Chapter 18: Armageddon
Chapter 19: Coronation
Chapter 20: Wrath
Chapter 21: Rapture
Chapter 22: Penitence
Chapter 23: The Lamb at the Center
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