The Widow and the Warrior — John Wemlinger
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The latest from award-winning author John Wemlinger, The Widow and the Warrior is set in Frankfort, Michigan, along the shores of Lake Michigan.
It tells the story of one wealthy family’s tragic 130-year history. Anna Shane, national political editor for The Washington Post, is poised on the brink of turning her family’s tragedies into triumph until a secret society and a greedy relative conspire to see her murdered. Shawn O’Toole, an ex-Special Forces operator, retired from the Army rather than face war crimes charges.
For the last year he has lived in a self-imposed exile, until a call from his father calls him home to Frankfort and a chance to save Anna's life, using some of the very same vigilante tactics that cost him his military career.
Advance praise for The Widow and the Warrior
From history to mystery, and from wartime to present day greed, this story will stay in your head long after you turn the final page. — Dwight and Barbara Reed, Booksellers, The Bookstore, Frankfort, Michigan
The Widow and the Warrior is a riveting, intense thriller depicting greed and power in the context of forces reshaping America in unsettling times. Author John Wemlinger’s extensive experience as a US Army colonel prompts deep explorations of honor, justice, brutality, and what can happen when “opinions veer in ugly directions and beget ugly actions.” Wemlinger’s heroine Anna Shane shows mental toughness, intelligence, and grace as national political editor for The Washington Post and as a daughter faced with the unexpected death of a distant parent. Her quest for truth in her work and personal life lead her to learn of deep family secrets, hidden money, the aftermath of war, and the horrors of murder. She never veers from her journalist’s instincts to examine truth and search for solutions in gun control and politics, and for elected officials. Wemlinger delivers a thoughtful, poignant, and spellbinding read. —Jennifer Carroll, Former managing editor, Lansing (Michigan) State Journal; managing editor, The Detroit News; executive editor, The Burlington (VT) Free Press
6 x 9 inches
Retail price: $16.95