The Combat Zone - The Afghanistan desert.

A landscape of dust and sand and relentless temperatures.


Corporal Katie Walker is a British Army Combat Trauma Medic.  Katie has never wanted a man - until now.


US Marine Staff Sergeant Joe Anderson is a hardened, grizzled veteran -

a 'by the book' Marine.  Committed to his mistress, the US Marine Corp, Joe has never wanted a woman - until now.


The First Meeting - No fancy restaurant, fine manners or glittering attire but blood, pain and trauma.

Their attraction to each other is instantaneous and intense.


Living life on the edge, away from loved ones, is what Katie and Joe feel real or an illusion?

Then Joe is gone - and may never return.


Is their love strong enough to withstand  the horrors of war?

Or is it doomed to be destroyed by something far worse?

Music to Write By

Chapter Fifteen - All Out of Love by Air Supply

Chapter Eighteen - What a Feeling (Radio Edit) by Irene Cara

Chapter Nineteen - Counting Stars by Onerepublic

Chapter Nineteen - Beggin' by Madcon

Chapter Twenty-Two - Armageddon - by Trevor Rabin

Chapter Twenty-Six - Nights in White Satin (Long Version) by Moody Blues

Chapter Twenty-Six - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith

Chapter Twenty-Seven - Theme from Harry's Game by Paul Brennan

Chapter Twenty-Seven - Hero by X Factor Finalists 2008

Chapter Twenty-Eight - It Must Have Been Love by Roxette

Chapter Twenty-Eight - Unchained Melody by The Rightous Brothers

Chapter Thirty - There'll You'll Be - Pearl Harbour - by Faith Hill

Epilogue - The Memory of Trees by Enya

Epilogue - Don't Dream It's Over by Crowded House


Chapter One - Devils & Dust by Bruce Springsteen

Chapter Two - Rhythm of My Heart by Rod Stewart

Chapter Three - See the Day by Dee C Lee

Chapter Four - Be My Baby by The Ronettes

Chapter Five - Callow Lake by Davy Spillane

Chapter Five - Dances with Wolves by J J Barry

Chapter Six - I'd Love You to Want Me by Lobo

Chapter Seven - Wipe Out by The Surfaris

Chapter Ten - Fortunate Son by Creedance Clearwater Revival

Chapter Ten - The Forgotten People by Theivery Corporation

Chapter Ten - Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen

Chapter Ten - Queen of My Heart by Westlife

Chapter Ten - Alone by Heart

Chapter Eleven - I Want You So Bad by James Brown

Chapter Fourteen - Theme from The Last of the Mohicans -

by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards





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"Can a love borne admidst the harsh realities of conflict and trauma survive, or is it destined to perish?"

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