Spirit Mission: A Novel

November 1, 2016|
Spirit Mission: A Novel by Ted Russ
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One of Military Times Best Books of 2016

To honor bonds forged twenty-five years ago at West Point, Lieutenant Colonel Sam Avery leads an illegal mission deep into ISIS-held territory.

An MH-47G Chinook helicopter departs formation in the Iraqi night. The mission is unauthorized. Success is unlikely. But to save a friend, Sam Avery and his crew of Night Stalkers have prepared for one last flight.

ISIS operatives in Tal Afar, Iraq, have captured American aid worker Henry Stillmont. Avery knows Stillmont as "the Guru," the West Point squad leader who taught him about brotherhood, loyalty, and when to break the rules as a young cadet twenty-five years ago. Sam will risk his career and his life to save him.

As they near their target, Sam reflects on his time in the crucible of the United States Military Academy. West Point made Sam the leader he is. But his fellow cadets made him the man that he is. The ideals of duty, honor, and country have echoed throughout his life and drive him and his comrades as they undertake their final and most audacious spirit mission.

Ted Russ lives in the mountains with his wife, Anna, and their dog, Henry. In a prior life, he served as an army officer after graduating from West Point. He left the military after nine years of service in 2000 with experience as a special operations helicopter pilot and a philosophy degree. Possessing no marketable skills, he went ba...
Title:Spirit Mission: A NovelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.88 inShipping dimensions:336 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.88 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Henry Holt and Co.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1627799664

ISBN - 13:9781627799669

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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