Masada's Marine (Masada Series) (Volume 1)

4.83 avg rating
( 6 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781480142428: Masada's Marine (Masada Series) (Volume 1)

Masada and her Marine were both born two decades and two thousand miles apart, and both aspired to do be the best that they could be. But first, they had to meet. Masada began her journey in Illinois as a bumbling golden retriever puppy and emerged twenty months later as a proud, confident American Service Dog, ready and able to protect and preserve the life of Iraq veteran, Alex March, USMC. Alex’s journey began in California as an ambitious boy who only dreamed of protecting and preserving life for the Corps, his country and his family. Twenty years later, he emerged as one of “a few good men,” and served with honor, courage and commitment ...until he came home.... “An unseen attacker, camouflaged in the crowd, cooled its heels like a terrorist. It waited to follow Alex and his family home. How could he have known what lurked on the sidelines? Another war, an invisible war, he knew nothing about and had not been trained to fight.” Follow Iraq veteran, Alex March, USMC and his American Service dog, Masada, who rescues the wounded warrior, as they become the best they can be.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Author:

Before I began writing MASADA'S MARINE, I, like most Americans, never gave much thought to our American service men and women who serve and sacrifice their lives so that I can bask in the California sunshine, sip a $4.00 Carmel Frappuccino, and discuss the latest episode of The Black List or Dancing With The Stars.
When the subject of our military arose, I proudly stated my patriotic views and gave a blanket, but silent, thank you to all who lost their lives to keep me safe. My heart twisted in sadness every Veterans Day and Memorial Day. I consider myself an average American.
When I decided to write Masada's Marine, I imagined it as a nice story about a puppy named Masada, who grows up to become a service dog and changes the lives of two men.
 One man, who  began his life as a patriotic boy, graduates high school, starts his own family and becomes a gung-ho  Marine. The young man has everything to live for until he comes home from his first tour in Iraq with PTSD and loses it all, even his will to live.
Another man, who began life as the son of a drug addicted mother, learned how to fight a war of survival on the streets and exist inside a life of crime.  The pressures of young man's illicit career takes its toll and he ends up in prison defeated. He, too, has nothing to live for.
As I penned my story, the characters took on lives of their own. They demanded that this not be a nice story about a man and his dog. During the hours of research and interviews the characters became people, electric with emotions, and sometimes terrifying, like the firefight that promises only one victor.  As I learned more and about the invisible disease, PTSD, the story's heartbeat pulsed out of my control, like the disease itself.
 Masada and her littermates, the real heroes in this drama, matured into valuable service dogs. They changed not only the characters' lives, but my life as well. I am no longer the silent American. I hope Masada will change your life, too.
Every hour a veteran takes his own life.
DEDICATION
MASADA'S MARINE is dedicated to all our fallen warriors who fought the Invisible War
and lost.
 

About the Author:

After the death of Judy Howard's husband in 2004, Judy became inspired to pursue writing and traveling.
         Both genres are covered in her first book, a memoir titled, COAST TO COAST WITH A CAT AND A GHOST, an inspirational and uplifting account of how to survive after the death of a loved one.
         Judy Howard's second book, GOING HOME WITH A CAT AND A GHOST, is a romantic mystery appealing to everyone in the second half of their life who have asked themselves, "What if?" Even in this work of fiction, Judy Howard delivers to the reader a message about how to rise above life's tragedies.
 
         Once again, in the author's third book, MASADA'S MARINE, the uplifting message of overcoming life's dramatic hurdles is delivered. Howard draws the reader into the life of a Marine Corps veteran who struggles with PTSD when he comes home from Iraq and, also, into the life a dog named Masada, who becomes a service dog for the wounded warrior.
         Judy Howard began a dog grooming career at the age of eleven and still works part time as a groomer. When Judy and her cat, Sportster, are not traveling in their Winnebago motorhome they reside in Sun City, California.
         Judy Howard is currently creating the second book in The Masada Series.
 

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Howard, Judy
ISBN 10: 1480142425 ISBN 13: 9781480142428
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781480142428

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Judy Howard
Published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 1480142425 ISBN 13: 9781480142428
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, United States, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Masada and her Marine were both born two decades and two thousand miles apart, and both aspired to do be the best that they could be. But first, they had to meet. Masada began her journey in Illinois as a bumbling golden retriever puppy and emerged twenty months later as a proud, confident American Service Dog, ready and able to protect and preserve the life of Iraq veteran, Alex March, USMC. Alex s journey began in California as an ambitious boy who only dreamed of protecting and preserving life for the Corps, his country and his family. Twenty years later, he emerged as one of a few good men, and served with honor, courage and commitment .until he came home. An unseen attacker, camouflaged in the crowd, cooled its heels like a terrorist. It waited to follow Alex and his family home. How could he have known what lurked on the sidelines? Another war, an invisible war, he knew nothing about and had not been trained to fight. Follow Iraq veteran, Alex March, USMC and his American Service dog, Masada, who rescues the wounded warrior, as they become the best they can be. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781480142428

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Judy Howard
ISBN 10: 1480142425 ISBN 13: 9781480142428
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 335 pages. Masada and her Marine were born two decades and two thousand miles apart, and both aspired to do be the best that they could be. But first, they had to meet. Masada began her journey in Illinois as a bumbling golden retriever puppy and emerged twenty months later as a proud, confident American Service Dog, ready and able to protect and preserve the life of Iraq veteran, Alex March, USMC. Alexs journey began in California as an ambitious boy who only dreamed of protecting and preserving life for the Corps, his country and his family. Twenty years later, he emerged as one of a few good men, and served with honor, courage and commitment until he came home. An unseen attacker, camouflaged in the crowd, cooled its heels like a terrorist. It waited to follow Alex and his family home. How could he have known what lurked on the sidelines Another war, an invisible war, he knew nothing about and had not been trained to fight. Follow Iraq veteran, Alex March, USMC and his American Service dog, Masada, who rescues the wounded warrior, as they become the best they can be. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781480142428

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 19.43
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Howard, Judy
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 10: 1480142425 ISBN 13: 9781480142428
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1480142425 Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781480142428

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.85
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Howard, Judy
ISBN 10: 1480142425 ISBN 13: 9781480142428
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2014. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IP-9781480142428

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.92
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Howard, Judy
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publis (2017)
ISBN 10: 1480142425 ISBN 13: 9781480142428
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # P111480142425

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Judy Howard
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2014)
ISBN 10: 1480142425 ISBN 13: 9781480142428
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Bookseller Inventory # 1480142425n

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 101.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds