The Shadow of War (The Great War, Book 1) by Stewart Binns

By Stewart Binns

The Shadow of conflict is the 1st novel in Stewart Binns's new sequence so as to see a publication free up for every 12 months of the 1st global War.

June 1914.

The starting of one other lengthy, wealthy summer season for Britain. yet underneath the transparent skies, all isn't because it appear - because the kick back wind of social discontent swirls round this sceptred isle.

Shots ring out in a far off ecu land - the assassination of a international aristocrat. From that second the complete international is propelled right into a clash not like any visible before.

This is the tale of 5 British groups, their conditions very varied, yet who will all proportion within the tragedy that's to come back. All that they've identified can be replaced for ever by way of the catastrophic occasions of the nice War.

This is a narrative of affection and comradeship, of hatred and tragedy - this can be the tale of the good conflict.

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The grateful sob slipped from Anne-Marie softly. ” 56 Lori Copeland Creed carefully made his way to where she sat. Reaching out, she helped him to the ground. “You risked your life to save her,” she whispered. ” She caught back a sob. “One old woman couldn’t possibly mean anything to you, but she meant everything to me. ” She turned to look at him. ” He wiped a sooty hand across his face and she winced when she noted that blisters were forming on his palms. “It’s hard to say—a stray spark on the rug.

She hadn’t put those potholes in the road. ” Well now. She could be just as testy as he could. ” The wind whipped her hair into her face and she brushed it aside. ” “Do you want to separate? Because we can. ” He was baiting her but she wasn’t falling for his trick. She hadn’t asked to be involved in that gold shipment, but she had just as much invested in this escapade as these two. If anyone other than Wells Fargo got that gold, she was going to get her share. She was smart enough to know that Creed and Quincy were her best hope for rejoining her sisters in Mercy Flats.

She wasn’t sure if she should call him by his given name, but at the moment the small liberty felt proper. ” Anne-Marie took a bite of bread, chewing thoughtfully. It was a high risk. Those strongboxes belonged to Wells Fargo. The last thing she wanted or sought was more trouble. That gold wasn’t theirs and needed to be returned. ” “I suppose it would, but I don’t see we have much choice but to My Heart Stood Still 49 keep them. I wouldn’t advise turning them over to anyone we didn’t know for certain.

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