"Survival is not limited to the fittest but survival is limited to those that know the value of defeat and are not willing to take the charge. Instead they maneuver and learn and at the right moment counter any motion that is meant to cancel their progress with an attack of their own. It’s almost like war in a sense. Survival is war."
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Working as a journalist for the Philadelphia Daily was a change of pace for a man who was once a trained Marine Corp assassin and linguistics specialist deployed during war. He made the most of the opportunity after surviving the Guatemalan jungles followed by action in the NATO lead Kosovo conflict. Mason Sessions now had to survive the battlefield of a cold, wintery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
He was summoned by his Top, The Boss and former Army Ranger with secrets of his own to chronicle the death of a Marine murdered in Camden County’s nearby Pennsauken but the assignment changed when Mason had to use his skill of language and military knowledge to assist local law enforcement with the bizarre murder. A bizarre murder with an encrypted Victorian Era poetic twist.
Fortunately for Mason, he was paired with the astute, quick-witted and equally beautiful Orinda Costa to bring a feminine brilliance to assist. In order to find the poetic killer, she needed access to Mason’s mind to unlock the past. Because of how he felt for her he allowed it but not without some assistance to ease his anxiety that was given to him for free courtesy of the United States Marine Corp.
It wasn’t until they deciphered the murderer’s message that they learned who was next and time was not their ally.
Scars of war aren’t always visible through stitched wounds and amputations because the brain holds secrets that body doesn’t allow. A Soldier’s Heart is always in the right place but war is never one of those.
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About the Author
Clifton L Bullock Jr is a novelist and poet living in the South San Francisco Bay area. He has written for websites whose content has varied from art and design to sports, namely, My Boxing (http://myboxing.com/) and Sick of the Radio (http://sickoftheradio.com/).
Clifton found electronic publishing for The Road Love Traveled with Price World Publishing, LLC and is ready bless with his completed second novel, Slivovica Mason and a compilation of poems titled Chronicles Of while he completes his 3rd project tentatively titled Deja True.
A connoisseur of hip hop and jazz music, ranging from The Roots to Common, from Terrance Blanchard to Art Blakey which he listens to while creating. He is married to his childhood sweetheart and is a father of 2, praying for number 3. He loves the World Champion San Francisco Giants and is a distance runner.