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|Title: The Toll of Valor - eBook|
By: Lyle Markey
Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: WestBow Press
|Publication Date: 2013|
Stock No: WW46252EB
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 preachers 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 cant protect Julie from every danger. And Julie cant 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 shes committed to bringing Duke back. With Julie by his side, Duke rediscovers Christs 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
Lyle Markey is a graduate of Fort Hays State University. Responding to a need in his community, Mr. Markey became a volunteer firefighter in 1986. Since then, he has served with honor and distinction as an EMT / firefighter on urban and rural fire departments. Mr. Markey has woven many of his firefighting experiences into The Toll of Valor, the first in a series. His first-hand knowledge of emergency services and dedication to Jesus Christ make Lyle Markey a must read author.
Firefighter Lyle Markey has been nominated for the Kansas state fire marshals Tom McGaughey Award of Merit. Lyle was recognized by the Kansas state fire marshal for Meritorious conduct in the saving of human life. The City of Wamego, Kansas has also recognized Mr. Markey for Selfless and dedicated action in response to the Ferrellgas propane fire August 26, 2000.
Lyle serves as deputy fire chief on a volunteer fire department. He and his wife, Kay, live near the Flint Hills of Kansas. They were married in May of 1982 and have two lovely daughters. Their home includes one black Labrador retriever, one border collie and three very spoiled cats. The Markeys are active in their community and devote a great deal of time and energy to their church.