Ed DeVos’ New Historical Fiction Novel Illustrates Dilemmas Faced in Combat

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‘The Chaplain’s Cross’ challenges society’s thoughts on valor, courage, integrity, honor.

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Throughout the book, the characters demonstrate what valor, courage, integrity and honor look like, words that DeVos says are infrequently heard in today’s society.

In his newest work of historical fiction, “The Chaplain’s Cross: Crisis in Conscience” (published by WestBow Press), Ed DeVos tells a thought-provoking story of two men – an Army Air Corps chaplain and a Japanese fighter pilot – as both prepare for a critical air battle that takes place in March 1944.

In this inspirational novel, DeVos explores the faith and actions of these two men as they prepare for the combat to come. Unexpectedly, at the climax of the battle, these two men find themselves facing each other as they are presented with new moral and spiritual dilemmas; challenges warriors in combat often encounter.

Throughout the book, the characters demonstrate what valor, courage, integrity and honor look like, words that DeVos says are infrequently heard in today’s society.

An excerpt from “The Chaplain’s Cross”:

“No ‘Stars and Stripes Forever.’ No ‘Washington Post March.’ No pretty girls waving goodbye or blowing kisses. Russell glanced quickly at the men nearest him, sensing their excitement and their anxiety, coupled with a sense of pride all wrapped in an abundance of raw courage, each man with an overwhelming desire to not let his fellow crewmen down. These men did not need bands or pretty girls to encourage them to fight. They fought for each other.”

“The Chaplain’s Cross”
By Ed DeVos
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 226 pages | ISBN 9781490834139
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 226 pages | ISBN 9781490834122
E-Book | 226 pages | ISBN 9781490834115
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Ed DeVos is a retired, highly-decorated U.S. Army infantry officer with over 20 years of active duty service in Vietnam, Germany and various other locations in the U.S. and overseas. He and his wife live in McCormick, South Carolina.

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