Ragged Hearts – synopsis

Mike had everything to look forward to, a successful Army career drawing to a close, a beautiful wife with her own business and two wonderful children. No stranger to the horrors of war, he is injured on duty and a young Afghan girl, bearing a likeness to his daughter, dies in his arms. The physical wounds will heal quickly, but the mental trauma begins to tear his life apart. Battling to save his marriage and sanity he embarks on a sailing trip to the Scottish Islands only to be plunged into a world of damaged people, a love affair, and a plot to steal an historic relic. Finally his daughter contracts a life threatening illness.

Help comes from an unusual source. Can he win his personal battle, overcome his demons and return to the life he knew?

An adventure, love story and thriller about lives pitted against the trials of circumstance, exploring the depths of the human condition. A roller coaster ride of emotion and interpersonal relationships.

Update 30/12/14

Ragged Hearts has now finished its umpteenth edit and is all but finished. I’m now working on the developement of a cover and will review the book once again as a final edit when that is complete.

My second novel, The Sagittarius Incident, is @60,000 words into its first draft and looks like running on to over 100,000 words. I am intending to publish Ragged Hearts when this book is nearly ready for publication, so the target is mid summeer 2015


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