This book combines two previous novels, “Tess Awakening” and “Tess Valkyries.” A fast paced action romance novel set during the second Gulf War in Iraq, three remarkable people are caught in a web of obsession and deceit. General Amir, a wealthy, cultured and complicated villain, is desperately in love with Tess, a beautiful and driven military helicopter pilot. His obsession has no bounds, and he moves heaven and earth to possess her. Aided by Jake, Carmen and their colleagues, Tess must face vicious attacks waged on several fronts in Europe and the U. S. The two women respond to their challenges by drawing on their skills as fierce warriors, battling the evil Amir, who not only hurt Tess but plans to take over the Iraqi government. In the end, tragedy is only redeemed by a poignant resolution.