Free war Kindle books for 26 Nov 15

Soldier of Death

by Harry Nankin

This book is an action packed Vigilante and Special Forces adventure. He is an ordinary guy, who wears a cap and a raincoat, he carries a shopping bag, and he does odd jobs, a figure of fun.

But, when the dark clouds of serious violent crime pass over, a mysterious vigilante puts wrongs to right. The plot changes when the Governments of the United Kingdom and the United States are required to call on our mystery man. His identity and background are revealed, then, together with others he comes to the rescue of the young Prince of Daram in spite of treachery from within. The military mission completed it is time for further retribution. This soldier rights wrongs. He speaks softly but carries a big stick.

Those who cross him do so at their peril. When he says he will come, he will come. Amen.

The book contains some local dialect and slang which should not be confused with grammatical errors.

D’eannuosity, A Woman Warrior’s Odyssey in Iraq

by Carl Reader

Based on the Odyssey, D’eannuosity, A Woman Warrior’s Odyssey in Iraq, is the story of D’eannu Christensen, a spy dropped into Iraq two years before that conflict began. The novel starts ten years later when her daughter, T’Deannu, begins a search for the mother lost to her ever since her childhood. Through the intervention of some powerful people, D’eannu is released from years of slavery but still has to make the long, tortuous journey home across the Pacific. She is shipwrecked and lands on the island of Fakia, where she recounts the horrors she faced in Iraq and enlists the aid of the Fakians in getting her home. After what she learned of death and economic exploitation in the war, she comes home intent on revenge and slaughter. She targets the lobbyists who control congress and acts on a hatred of those who profited from war and inflicted unnecessary deaths for money. Beyond fiction, D’eannuosity is an American myth.

Bloodstreams in the Levant: On Terror and the Soul

by Michael Rande

Bloodstreams in the Levant is a collection of prose and poetry that explores terrorism, radicalization, war, authority, and savage violence.

The novella “A Militant Downfall: Souls in Terror” (28,900+ Words) follows the journey of an Arab-American boy named Khalil Najem, who joins a militant Islamist group in an Arab country mired in civil war. Opening with his torture and interrogation, Khalil is first interrogated by the brutal Arab officer Said Zabih. Then, he is interrogated by an American named Jon de Maistre, who has been sent there to recover him. Because of his father, Khalil must be retrieved – or terminated. To make that determination, de Maistre deconstructs his mindset, why he would willingly come to a war. In the process, the process of radicalization, alienation, jihadism, self-delusion, and the narratives that constitute it all are explored. Throughout it all, the father Ishmael Najem, a powerful arms dealer, looms over them. The relationship between the father and the son lies at the heart of it all.

In the poems, the human costs of war are observed through the lens of our base humanity and morality. “Savagery” is a commentary on the savage violence that mars us all. “Radical” is an examination of another type of jihadist, in a man gripped by tragedy, which triggers his radicalization and embrace of violence. This brings about a one-sided conversation with his God. “Aftermath” looks at what is left behind in war and one man’s condition therein.

-Quotes from “A Militant Downfall: Souls in Terror”-

On war and our contradictions:

[…] “They said war was the last vestige of man’s glory, that Homeric ideal of old which revives only when the corpses pile” […] That mindset has faded, however. Nowadays, we’re never so bold. We will say even prettier words against war, giving our lip-service to how it must be avoided while miring ourselves into the filth over and over again.” […] “Clearly, there is a divide between rhetoric and action!”

On alienation:

The anger in Khalil’s voice escalated as he went on. “Then, when they see a tyrant massacring an entire people, they meet it with a shrug. Some even stand and applaud Muslims killing Muslims, calling it â??progress.’ Like the devil himself, they watch with glee as the corpses mount, and the blood pours. They take satisfaction in every drop of bled shed â?¦ Well, that blood stained me. You say I came to a war, but that’s not true. The war came to me.”

On God and His love for the jihadist:

“God? You believe in nothing.” […] “What God is there for you? What God could love you? The things you’ve done â?¦ No God could forgive it, much less love it.” He paused for a moment, entertaining such a Lord. And then he rejected it. “If this is God, then I don’t want this God. It is no God that I could love, that I could worship.”

An arms dealer’s vision of regret:

“In that instant, every crime and every death flashed before his eyes. He saw a hundred hands clasps – his own and the hands of tyrants and presidents and kings, all soaked in blood. Then, he saw a million guns fire and the flesh of men, women, and children explode. In unison, the bodies fell and piled upon one another. And then his vision went to blackness, in a frightening void that mirrored his soul.”

On war and the loss of humanity:

“The fighting objectified them all, erasing their humanity and leaving only the faceless composites of the soldier, the rebel, and the victim. For Khalil, the war subsumed him like any other man, woman, and child within the country’s borders. There was no escaping it.”

WMD redux: Weapons Missing Detection

by Clayton Jones

Short Story Fiction: WMD, planted in a foreign country to justify invasion, go missing. One person knows their location. His value is tied to public reaction. Time is running out!

INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE: Romantic Suspense: Undying Love (Contemporary Inspirational Mystery Romance) (Fantasy Romantic comedy multicultural military Heroes romance)

by Linda Wright

Darcy Meadows had loved Nathan Gower since the first day she saw him. Granted she was only six at the time but one look in that boys gray eyes and his tasseled blond hair was all she needed to see and she was in love. She vowed she would marry him. Nathan came from one of Virginia’s fine old families; her father and grandfather were not only General’s but West Point graduates. It was his mother’s wish that he followed in those footsteps.

It was on the one Sunday morning as Darcy was running late for service; Nathan spotted her trying to cross the stream. Being the gallant gentleman he was he carrying her across the stream, and safely to the other side. It was that simple act of kindness started a friendship that blossomed into romance. It was here on the banks of the stream two friends found that social standing, culture, not even a war would stop their love. They knew love would last always and forever.

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