The Blurb:

A Gulf War veteran haunted by his past and living on the street, is accused of a vicious crime. Although the evidence points in his direction, he claims to be innocent. Why does he refuse to aid in his own defense? Lieutenant Liz Jordan and Officer Kyle Connors want to believe him, but their hands are tied. Horrors from the past, social injustice, and political conspiracy come into play as the police try to vindicate a former soldier who remains true to his code of honor. Veteran is the second novel in the City Streets Trilogy.

The Review:

‘Veteran’ picks up a few months after the events of book one in the trilogy ‘Runaway’. Although there are some overlapping mentions from the previous book, and it’s better to read them in order, ‘Veteran’ also stands alone as a great detective story on it’s own. Jordan and Connors are back, along with other characters, and the author develops them further – it’s good to see the characters in different situations and facing different pressures and challenges. Jordan is the stand out again – a no nonsense heroine it’s easy to cheer on. Issues of political intrigue and corruption join the established theme of social injustice, layered over a good old detective story with enough twists and turns to keep the reader engaged.


A well-written sequel that works as both a good crime read and a comment on social injustice.

‘Veteran’ is available from Amazon on Kindle and in paperback, and from several other retailers: Veteran

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  2. It sounds like a good read.
    I don’t know whether you’re into this kind of things, but I’ve just nominated you you for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award 🙂
    I really enjoy your content.

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  3. Sounds like an interesting book, especially for those into the crime-thriller genre.
    I had a productive month reading for a read-a-thon, writing a few book reviews, checking in with hospitalized family members, and writing a WEP flash fiction.
    Have you seen the notebook on the current (Aug 25) giveaway at Operation Awesome? That is some amazing custom art. Debut authors are always surprising me.
    I’m ready for the summer heat to be over. 🥵

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