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Vendor: WestBow Press
Publication Date: 2013
The Toll of Valor is first in a series of novels. Meet Russ 'Duke' Marlin an ornery boy growing up in a small Kansas town. Duke was born to be a firefighter. Julie Goodin, a preacher's daughter, is meant to be his girl.
A family of firefighters, Duty - Honor - Valor is the Marlin tradition, and those three words transform a boy into a man. Each day, Julie matures with beauty and grace, and Duke discovers, that comes with a price. Deward Banksiana has a fetish and a pentagram tattoo, and his eye is on Julie.
Quick with his fists faster in his Mach 1, Duke and the War Horse can't protect Julie from every danger. And Julie can't protect Duke from the hazards of firefighting. Threats and a haunting premonition force Julie into a series of schemes to save Duke and the last resort is always the most brutal.
Weakened by a constant barrage of carnage, a tsunami of tragic events hurls Duke into a syndrome known to firefighters as the Tin Man it is 'the toll of valor'. Julie battles her own demons, but she's committed to bringing Duke back. With Julie by his side, Duke rediscovers Christ's presence in his life and the power of forgiveness.
Then on the morning of her wedding day, Julie awakens to the sound of a storm, or is it another premonition