When the terrorists re-enter their lives demanding the release of the traitor, Nathaniel Crawford, Damien and Laurie are confronted by the demons of the past. But Laurie has already been battling Damien’s personal demons and his belief that SEALs shouldn’t have families. Can their new marriage survive? More
From the kitchen window over the sink, Laurie Crawford McAllister sipped burgundy as the guests mingled in the back yard. The mid-afternoon sun blazed in a cloudless blue sky, warming the festivities. Voices drifted through the open window; laughter sprinkled into murmured conversation.
People had split into two distinct groups. As her gaze swept the yard, Laurie compared the two groups of people celebrating her union with Damien. His parents, a brother, and a sister, chatted on one side of the lawn, occupying white, wrought-iron lawn furniture, their drinks warm in the late spring heat. A few assorted friends joked and talked around the make-shift bar, a long plank across two saw horses and covered with a pale blue sheet in lieu of a table cloth. Wine, champagne, and a beer keg as well as various party trays and buffet-style foods covered the cloth as people picked at the remains of the informal feast.