“This book may be unique in today’s marketplace since – along with a suspenseful tale of heroism – it addresses the hidden wounds of war and recovery from those wounds.”
Eddy, Texas (PRWEB) December 12, 2013
In his timely, new suspense novel, “Of Souls and Patriots” (published by WestBow Press), author Stan Poel sheds light on the important contributions of veterans, their wounds and the obligations of communities to provide them with support.
“Suspense novels about terrorism and military combat are common today; most of these books focus on acts of heroism without emphasis on the hidden wounds of war suffered by veterans,” Poel explains. “This book may be unique in today’s marketplace since – along with a suspenseful tale of heroism – it addresses the hidden wounds of war and recovery from those wounds.”
Set in the present day, “Of Souls and Patriots” follows the adventures of Mack DeHaan, a Vietnam combat veteran carrying the invisible wounds of war. After retiring to a small Virginia farm, he gets drawn back into conflict when terrorists from the Texas/Mexico border threaten Washington, D.C.
“Military veterans are examples of people who have stretched their limits to serve us,” Poel writes. “They have experienced enormous hardships and suffering in the process. Our communities owe them not only honor and respect for their monumental efforts, but also active support in their healing process. Sadly, society fails to fulfill this obligation. We must resolve to do better.”
“Of Souls and Patriots”
By Stan Poel
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 224 pages | ISBN 9781490811833
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 224 pages | ISBN 9781490811826
E-Book | ISBN 9781490811819
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
Stan Poel, after serving in the U.S. Army and completing an advanced degree in blind rehabilitation, devoted his professional career to serving veterans. He retired from the Department of Veterans Affairs as Director of Blind Rehabilitation Service. He moved from Washington, D.C., to a small town in central Texas where he lives with his wife and a lively boxer named Rocky. He now uses fiction as an avenue of service to America’s best and bravest.
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