This book combines two previously published novels: Tess Awakening and Tess Valkyrie. Since the second novel is a sequel, the combination provides the full story of Tess’s confrontations with the evil Amir.
A fast paced action novel set during the second Gulf War in Iraqi, three remarkable people are caught in a web of obsession and deceit. Tess is a military helicopter pilot; beautiful, aggressive and relentless. She gradually awakens as real woman due to the love of two men. Jake is a brilliant CIA operative that saves her from committing a mistake that could affect her career. Amir is a wealthy, sophisticated but dissolute Iraqi general who initially captures Tess during a battle and becomes obsessed with her. Tess must fulfill a promise that involves taking something from Amir. Tess and Jake attempt to go after him in Istanbul, Paris and London. Amir persuades her to spend time with him in France and England in exchange for what she is seeking. Here she meets Fadime, his alluring and decadent sister. In the end, Amir deceives Tess. She returns to Iraq, flying dangerous missions and rescuing wounded soldiers. An unforeseen event changes everything.
Tess and Amir square off in an epic struggle to define their destinies. Aided by Jake, Tess’s friend and co-pilot Carmen and their colleagues, Tess must overcome Amir’s vicious attacks motivated by his continuing obsession with her. They repeatedly clash in a succession of encounters taking place in Baghdad, Amman, Istanbul, Sorrento and New York. Carmen finally meets her soul mate in Nicola, who helps her overcome the traumas of her youth and becomes a valuable member of their team. 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. Their struggle leads to a series of violent and bloody battles in the air and on the ground. A heartbreaking loss at the end is redeemed by a final poignant resolution.
Targeted Audience: Adults
Andres Mann was an Army Officer and a business executive.
He is a published author of three management books and various business articles.
His education includes degrees in Political Science and International Relations.
He is now working on a series of adventure books, starting with Tess Awakening and the current sequel Tess Valkyrie. Based on real contemporary events, the stories reflect the challenges posed by international political developments in the Middle East and the issues that professional women experience in today’s world. True to life, his writings cover many aspects of people’s lives in today’s world, starting during the second Gulf War in Iraq and ending in the current era.
Action, intrigue, deceit, obsession, sensuality, the use of wealth to achieve one’s goals and the struggle between corruption and ethics are a constant theme.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The book is about the journey of a strong woman who is a military pilot fighting the war in Iraq and the two men that help her become a true woman. The sensual scenes are integral to the story, but they are not the sole focus. The book covers the incongruities and consequences of the terrible misguided actions that led to the catastrophe and insurrection in Iraq.
Read more, including a sample from the book [Read more…]