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The Gathering Storm

340 pages
Severn River Publishing Llc

The Cooper family saga continues, as the world descends into war and devastation…

As WWII rages, paratrooper Clyde Cooper sets sail for Panama. Expecting to be reunited with his cousin, Shawn, Clyde instead arrives to find his patriotic cousin missing. The Army brass share only scant information regarding Shawn’s last known whereabouts. Is he a casualty of war? Or is the military purposefully covering up his fate?

Meanwhile, back at home, Abigail struggles to escape her overbearing father and visits an old friend in Texas who is a pilot for the Women’s Auxiliary Ferry Squadron (WAFS). Before joining herself, Abby returns home to tie up loose ends. But when her friend uncovers dangerous shortcuts at her father’s factory, Abby is swept into a different kind of fight.

And on the other side of the world Clyde’s brother Frank finds himself settling into the brutal life of a POW. Captured by the Japanese, each day is a bloody battle to survive. A battle that Frank is not sure he can fight much longer…

As the war burns on, Clyde and his loved ones must confront deception, death, and destruction. But when the smoke clears, what will be left of their family?

This epic WWII historical fiction series, told through the eyes of the different members of the Cooper family, follows the war through its conclusion.


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★★★★★ "...gripping..."
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★★★★★ "...addicted to this series..."
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Author Bio
Chris Glatte graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in English Literature and worked as a river guide/kayak instructor for a decade before training as an Echocardiographer. He worked in the medical field for over 20 years, and now writes full time. Chris is the author of multiple historical fiction thriller series, including Tark's Ticks, a set of popular WWII novels. He lives in Southern Oregon with his wife, two boys, and ever-present Labrador, Hoover. When he’s not writing or reading, Chris can be found playing in the outdoors—usually on a river or mountain.