Off the X
by Mark McDonald
A bright young American, Micah Ford, is suffering from traumatic stress disorder. Enlisting in the Army, he discovers a new clarity, nothing less than a new life, through the extreme violence he encounters during a secret mission against ISIS in Iraq. Torture, love, betrayal, a miracle or two, luck, American swagger, Islamist brutality, and a final compass-reading from valor --- it’s all in here.