History has been my passion since I was a wee lad. After retiring from a career of teaching history at both secondary and higher education levels, I've turned that passion to writing historical novels. My stories combine fiction with actual events and actors taken from the past. My wife Mary and I live on an abandoned granite quarry in Minnesota where we enjoy the wildlife and the changing seasons. That's where our writing happens.
LAST DANCE IN KABUL
When his superiors ignore his warnings of an impending Afghan insurrection in 1841, British army captain Reeve Waterton vows never to return to Kabul. But then he rescues strong-willed Sarah Kane from an ambush and his plans for civilian life and self-preservation unravel around him.
At first Reeve dislikes Sarah as much as she loathes him. She's as impudent and disdainful of authority as he, plus she's betrothed to his bitterest rival. It's only after Reeve's closest friend is brutally murdered and the Afghan tribes explode in revolt that he and Sarah discover their desperate need for each other. When the retreating British army is caught between the jaws of Afghanistan's blizzard-wracked mountain passes and hordes of vengeful Afghan tribesmen, Sarah and Reeve must rely on their skills, courage, and blossoming love just to survive.
"Last Dance in Kabul is a cracking read; enjoy the drama, the romance, and be prepared to be shocked at the warfare." –Paul Bennett, author of The Frozen Flame: Ashes
"Highly recommended." –Historical Novels Review
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