A Savage Joy
Author: Luis E. Rosas
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Hector Vidal is a soldier and a husband, but after too many missions his two lives can no longer share the same path. The choice should be simple, but when his team at Parabellum Risk is hired to escort a new client on a dangerous mission to Iraq and near the ISIS front lines, the choice between deploying to safeguard his team and staying behind to save his failing marriage is anything but simple.
Kelly Vidal is a successful businesswoman who has fought her way to the top, but the climb has not been without sacrifice. With every crowning achievement, precious time needed to nourish their fragile marriage is lost. Now, faced with the possibility of another deployment, Kelly fears this new mission is one their strained marriage cannot survive.
Jessica Beaumont, the lovely, intelligent lawyer, is every man’s dream: attractive, confident, smart—a femme fatale. More importantly, she is the client Hector is assigned to escort. There’s just one thing: Jessica is also the estranged stepsister of Kelly, and a dangerous distraction for the husband and soldier focused on saving the mission and his marriage.
And Jessica is dangerous in more ways than one. A dark secret she’s been running from for years has followed her—and her shadowy past is about to burst into light with violent consequences for all, but can they survive the hell to come?
Hector is thrust into the most important mission of his life to save those he loves, but can they survive the hell to come?
Luis is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has served overseas in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He graduated from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas with a degree in International Relations and was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
He was inspired to write by the imagery, prose, and themes of classics like Sherlock Holmes, Atlas Shrugged, and The Old Man and the Sea. His interests reading and writing in the thriller genre were influenced by the works of great authors like Tom Clancy, David Baldacci, Jack Carr, Lisa Gardner, Hank Phillipi Ryan, and Jason Matthews among others. His debut novel, A Savage Joy, reflects unique elements the authors mentioned brought into the printed word and the emotions evoked by inspirational classics.
Luis has lived in the Washington, DC region and the United Kingdom, but is still proud of his Texas roots and his birth city of Laredo. Luis currently lives in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife and children.