From Hilton Head Island to Myrtle Beach, the coastal area of South Carolina is known as the Low Country. This picturesque region provides the backdrop for the story of a stoic soldier and a beautiful artist who, despite ill-fated timing, are drawn to each other as they struggle to put their pasts behind them.In the blackness between midnight and dawn, an explosion threw Nate from a sound sleep. He woke sweat soaked and head pounding ... He made his way to the cabinet and grabbed the aspirin inside. Then he stood in front of the sink and tossed back four tablets with a glass of tap water. Eve sat quietly in her dark office and watched him go through the ritual. She had seen him do it before ... She felt torn. Should she remain quiet and linger in her own torment? Should she reach out and help him with his? ... He turned and met her gaze ... With nothing left inside he stood still and stared. Neither moved nor spoke ... both wanted, both craved, just a word or a touch.
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This story starts in Beaufort, South Carolina and moves to Charleston where it unfolds with the same charisma as the famous historic city. It weaves throughout the barrier islands of the Low Country and takes a brief hike into the Blue Ridge Mountains. The vital characters augment the scenic locale in this fast moving plot.From the Back Cover:
Nate Dunlevy is a worn out Navy SEAL whose last covert operation almost took his life. With questionable mental stability, he returns to the South Carolina Low Country to find peace. When he meets Eve O'Connor, a sincere and intelligent artist, memories of terror are tempered by hope for a different life.
As the two grow closer, Eve divulges details from her troubled relationship with Wade Simmons, an abusive and manipulative man. But she doesn't realize Wade is a small cog in a religious organization that thrives on white male surpemacy and hatred.
When Wade assaults Eve, she channels the anger and lashes out at Nate. Instinct kicks in and he handles the rejection by doing what his military training has ingrained ... hunt down her attacker and seek punishment. But his exploits trigger the vengeance of a paramilitary group. Despite Nate's efforts to protect Eve, they both become targets, dodging threats to their relationship and their lives.
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Book Description iUniverse, Inc., 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0595678866
Book Description iUniverse, Inc., 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0595678866