A gripping, fast-paced thriller, a Navy SEAL is admitted to the psych ward in San Diego, California because he can see into people's past. A naval psychiatrist asks too many questions and uncovers a deadly soldier drug testing program that spans the globe. More
Dr. Elise Kardiner is on her way out of the Navy because she pulls homeless vets off the streets and checks them into the inpatient ward for a warm meal. Captain Ike has returned from a deployment in Afghanistan where his team of six Navy SEALs died. THe two have been divorced for twenty years, after the death of their two-year-old son, but have remained amiable combatants. Then, a Navy SEAL from Ike's team in Afghanistan shows up in the hospital. He's emaciated, suicidal and has a strange ability to see into people's pasts.
It will take Elise's suspension, an admiral's questionable visit and help from her former patient, a paranoid schizophrenic veteran, before she uncovers a devious drug testing program targeted at soldiers.
Her knowledge means that a deranged owner of a private military firm (PMF) will hunt her down. The PMF owner has invented a drug that makes warriors go into dangerous bezerker rages. When they withdraw, they become intense empaths who feel all the suffering of the world. Only Elise and Ike can stop him from distributing the drug worldwide and even on the U.S. streets, but they must risk a sailor's life to do it.
A love story of two people caught within guilt, responsibility and loss. A journey into today's psychology of the soldier. A tale about the love of service and the battles fought at home.