Silver Star Award – Romantic Communications
Best Mainstream Suspense Novel of the Year Finalist, Daphne du Maurier Award
Best Contemporary Novel of the Year, Maggie Award of Excellence
Best Contemporary Romance Novel of the Year Finalist, Reviewer’s Choice Award
“Absolutely riveting.” — Philadelphia Inquirer
She risked everything inside the darkest recesses of his mind.
He survived a mysterious mission more horrible than the mind can imagine; only she can break through the trauma and get him to talk. But if she succeeds, they both may not survive.
Dr. Sara West knows only that her high-security military patient goes by the name “Joe,” that he’s in a catatonic state and can only repeat the code words, “I wept,” and that his post-traumatic stress disorder is a result of his last mission as a Shadow Watcher—a spy who spies on other spies. Her brother-in-law was also a Shadow Watcher. He committed suicide in the same sinister military facility where Joe, and other military men like him, are now in treatment. Sara wants to learn what caused her sister’s unshakable husband to kill himself and, in the process, to heal Joe, a compelling man who wins her love. But the secrets inside him reveal a shocking truth. One she isn’t sure they can overcome.
“Powerful, tender, passionate. Read Acts of Honor.” –Stella Cameron, NY Times bestseller
“An electrifying, supercharged thriller.” — Meryl Sawyer, best-selling author
BEHIND THE BOOK
Acts of Honor arose from a question in my mind at the time: In the military, you’ve got all these people with Top Secret (or higher) security clearance information in their heads. What happens to them if, for some reason, they become mentally diminished? Then I asked myself: What if some nefarious someone else caused them to become mentally diminished? What happens to them? You couldn’t just release them–not with all the people who’d love to know what these people know. That would be dangerous to them and their families. So what do you do with them? For them? I had to write the story to find out–at least from a fictional perspective. The result is this book. I hope you enjoy the journey!
ACTS OF HONOR TO BECOME A FEATURE FILM!
Don Jordan, CEO of Resurrection Road Media will collaborate on an upcoming feature film based on Vicki’s novel, “Acts of Honor.” The movie version of “Acts of Honor” will be produced in association with G-Star Studios, Palm Beach, Florida and film/video professionals Shane Reynolds (www.ColorEarth.tv), Earl Newton (www.StrangerThings.tv), Scott Clements (www.BrownDogSound.com) and Paul Sinor (www.ValhallaMilitary.com). “Acts of Honor” is expected to go into production in late 2013.
First published in December 1999 by St. Martin’s Press under ISBN: 0-312-97273-3.
2012 Bell Bridge Books