Roadside Rest by T.G. Miko
Approx. 59,220 words.
Published on November 11, 2012.
After 9/11, Kris Hidvegi, a young birder from Patagonia, Arizona, joins the U.S. Army to serve her country, and to follow in her famous father’s footsteps. Kris becomes an X-ray tech in Iraq. The story starts on the first day of the second half of her life, at the moment when she wakes up deaf, bloodied, and severely wounded by a roadside bomb.