Enlisting Redemption

      D. Allen Henry / History & Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Enlisting Redemption

Sutherland Saga Part 3. When twenty-one year old college student Trevor Sutherland enlists Rebecca Carey to perform in a birthday party performance, it leads to a heinous crime. Her subsequent disappearance will ultimately send Trevor on a decade long quest for redemption, one fraught with intrigue, deception, and ultimately murder.Set against the backdrop of world-changing events of the twentieth century, the Sutherland Saga consists of a sequence of four novels, each of which chronicles one generation of the Earldom of Winston. In Enlisting Redemption, Part 3 of the series, Trevor Sutherland, heir to the Earldom of Winston, and his close friend Bryan Highsmith meet coeds Vanessa Markham, Rebecca Carey and Sarah Johnson at a Halloween party at The University of Virginia. Sparks immediately fly among the five but, unbeknownst to them, the stage will be set on that very night for intrigue, deception, mayhem, murder, and suicide. And when Trevor subsequently enlists Rebecca to perform at a birthday party, a heinous crime leads to her disappearance. Now disgraced for his part in her demise, Trevor joins the U.S. Army and serves in Vietnam, but despite his heroic military service he finds that redemption for the errors of his youth is impossible unless and until Rebecca is found. Upon returning home, he hears that Rebecca may in fact still be alive and, realizing that he can never escape his own culpability for her disappearance, he sets out on a journey to find her. But will Trevor ever be able to atone for his reprehensible actions of long ago? Unless he can find Rebecca, the Earldom of Winston may well be in jeopardy, and the key may somehow lie within the ruins of a battlefield in Europe.
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    Hawk Banks - Founding Texas

      D. Allen Henry / Actions & Adventure / History & Fiction
Hawk Banks - Founding Texas

Revised Edition. Pairing up with Texas frontiersman Hank MacElrae, the inimitable Bostonian Hawk Banks sets off in quest of adventure on the Plains of Texas. A distinctly incompatible pair, the two manage to make their unlikely friendship work and, enduring all manner of unlikely events, they succeed in finding their way into the heart of Texas, becoming founding fathers of a new nation.Revised Edition. The seven month period from the fall of 1835 to the spring of 1836 was a pivotal period in the history of Texas. At the outset of the Texas Revolution settlers faced a myriad of life threatening dangers in this untamed region. This is the story of seven persons drawn into the revolution, forcing them to make choices that would forever change each of them and in so doing, alter the course of Texas history.Scotsman Hank MacElrae has brought his wife Julie and son Auggey to Texas to build a better life. Bostonian Hawk Banks has haphazardly joined the Texas Rangers under the erroneous impression that fighting Indians promises to be adventurous. Nate Tucker arrives in Nacogdoches from Kentucky, where he befriends the enigmatic horned toad named Mephistopheles. Francisco de la Garza is still in his teens when General Santa Anna sweeps into his village of Zacatecas and conscripts him into the Mexican Army that is headed for Texas. Antonia Perez has migrated from Monclova to San Antonio to escape the reaches of the Mexican government. Little do these seven settlers know that they are about to be swept into a revolution, one that will become the defining event in Texas history, and that each of them will play a pivotal role in the outcome.At the outset of hostilities Hank leaves Julie and Auggey behind and joins the Revolutionary Army of Texas. Hank is introduced to the enigmatic Hawk Banks, who is never boring, ever brilliant, living on the edge, and winning in the end - emerging as a revolutionary legend. The friendship that develops between Hank and Hawk is intricate, highly unorthodox, at times hilarious, and ultimately pivotal to the outcome of the Revolution.The harsh realities of life eventually affect each and every settler, as they are beset with revolutionary battles, run-ins with the infamous Comanche Buffalo Hump, and encounters with death and destruction on the plains of Texas. As the story rushes to the climactic conclusion, an intricate series of events brings the main characters together at the pivotal conflict of the Texas Revolution – the Battle of San Jacinto. Each settler will play a seminal role in the birth of a nation.
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    My Father the God

      D. Allen Henry / History & Fiction / Mystery & Detective
My Father the God

Sutherland Saga Part 5. Having completed his first year at Harvard University in Boston, Scotsman Sloan Stewart begins the summer of 1941 working at an inn with his friends James, Isolde and Sabrina. But entanglements lead to a shocking event that will transform each of them irrevocably. Suffering through deception, war, and personal loss, can Sloan ever surmount the errors of his youth?Set during the time period of World War II, My Father the God may be viewed as a standalone novel or a sequel to Those Who Fought for Us, Part 1 of the Sutherland Saga. Journeying to his first year at Harvard during the summer of 1939, Scotsman Sloan Stewart meets Isolde Channing aboard ship during the transatlantic crossing. An indelible bond forming between the two, Isolde subsequently follows him to Harvard, whereupon the pair meet up with brilliant American James Moorehead. Surviving the complexities of another year at university, the three meet up for summer’s employment at The Orchard Inn, thereby creating the perfect escape from the hardships of school. But the unanticipated arrival of Philadelphian Sabrina Dewhurst foists unforeseen entanglements upon their planned hiatus, eventually resulting in a shocking event toward summer’s end. To make matters worse, war breaks out shortly thereafter, causing emotional wounds to fester as the ever widening war drives each on a different course. By war’s end, each has been indelibly molded by that now long ago event, so much so that there will eventually be shocking repercussions so heinous that none of them will be spared. Who shall lay their demons to rest, and who shall fail, if indeed anyone at all?
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    Merging Destiny

      D. Allen Henry / History & Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Merging Destiny

Sutherland Saga Part 6. When Elspeth Moorehead’s parents are killed in the Lockerbie bombing, Elspeth vows that she will someday avenge their horrendous murder. Her promise evolves into the quest of a lifetime, carrying her across continents and cultures, in the process subjecting her to numerous perilous obstacles. Spanning a quarter of a century, her exploits will change the world.Set against the backdrop of world-changing events of the twentieth century, the Sutherland Saga consists of a sequence of six novels chronicling four generations of the Earldom of Winston. Spanning from the late twentieth century to present day, Merging Destiny may be viewed either as a sequel to My Father the God, Part 5 of the Sutherland Saga, or as the final volume of the saga. Shortly after the death of her parents in the Lockerbie bombing, Elspeth Moorehead enters Hanford University in Boston. While there she makes friends with Connor Stuart, from Edinburgh, Scotland. Spanning a quarter of a century, their friendship will lead to mayhem, destruction, and murder. The scope of events growing with each encounter, the stakes are enormous. In the end, it all leads back to the Lockerbie bombing. Can Elspeth and Connor unravel the complexities surrounding this tragic event? For if they fail, the consequences will be life threatening indeed.
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    Finding Patience

      D. Allen Henry / Mystery & Detective / Thrillers & Crime
Finding Patience

Sutherland Saga Part 4. When Patience Walker is kidnapped on a cold winter’s night, her life is changed forever. Having met her on that very day, college professor Brandt MacCauley takes on the challenge of finding her. Spanning fifteen years, his quest will not only change both of their lives, it will ultimately alter both the Earldom of Winston and the course of history.Set against the backdrop of world-changing events of the twentieth century, the Sutherland Saga consists of a sequence of four novels, each of which chronicles one generation of the Earldom of Winston. In Finding Patience, Part 4 of the series, Patience Walker is a college student with a bright future who is kidnapped and forced to perform a heinous crime. But Patience somehow outwits her captors, and in the process she disappears. A recent acquaintance, Scotsman Brandt MacCauley takes up the challenge of finding her, and over the course of the succeeding fifteen years he goes to extraordinary lengths to locate her. Unfortunately, although Patience initially eludes her captors, they will never give up, searching for her to every corner of the globe. And ultimately, the quest to find Patience will lead to murder, mayhem, and world-changing events. But will Patience’s disappearance ever by avenged, and even more importantly, will she ever be found? In a surprise ending to the Sutherland Saga, finding Patience will for Brandt MacCauley become the quest that will change the Earldom of Winston forever.
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    Of War and Women

      D. Allen Henry / History & Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Of War and Women

Sutherland Saga Part 2. When Lady Margaret Sutherland holds a farewell party on the eve of the Battle of Britain, deceitful events of that night will echo throughout World War II, thereby leading to heinous crimes that will change the lives of those present forever. In the end, not only will the Earldom of Winston be affected, but the course of the entire war will be irrevocably altered.Set against the backdrop of world-changing events of the twentieth century, the Sutherland Saga consists of a sequence of four novels, each of which chronicles one generation of the Earldom of Winston. In Of War and Women, Part 2 of the series, twenty-three year old Trant Sutherland, heir to the Earldom of Winston, is cajoled by his mother, Lady Margaret Sutherland, into hosting a farewell party for the airmen of his flying squadron shortly before the Battle of Britain. During the party Trant is introduced to several intriguing young ladies, including Annabeth Fletcher, herself a member of the peerage. But on that night a deception will occur that will profoundly alter the lives of those present. Later serving with distinction in North Africa, Trant will cross paths with the French ingénue Felicité Delacroix and her fellow Oxford student Maryann, both of whom had been present at the farewell party. And as the war progresses, events of that night will have mounting repercussions, inevitably leading to espionage, incarceration, mayhem, and finally - murder. In the end, not only the Earldom of Winston, but the outcome of the war itself will hinge on the events of that night. But will it be for better or worse, and what of the lives of those women who fought so valiantly for us?
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    Those Who Fought for Us

      D. Allen Henry / History & Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Those Who Fought for Us

Sutherland Saga Part 1. When Robert Sutherland and his friend Alastair Stewart meet fellow students Elizabeth Turnberry and Margaret MacCreedy in a pub in Edinburgh in the fall of 1913, relationships develop and dreams unfold. But the outbreak of war in the summer of 1914 will lead to deception, incarceration and murder. Is there hope at all for those who fought for us?Set against the backdrop of world-changing events of the twentieth century, the Sutherland Saga consists of a sequence of four novels, each of which chronicles one generation of the Earldom of Winston. In Those Who fought for Us, Part 1 of the series, twenty-one year old Robert Sutherland, heir to the Earldom of Winston, commences his studies at the University of Edinburgh in the fall of 1913. Shortly thereafter he befriends the brilliant Scotsman Alastair Stewart, also a student at the university, and the two subsequently meet up with Elizabeth Turnberry and her friend Margaret MacCreedy in a pub in Edinburgh. As the school year progresses, relationships form, hopes for a bright future thereby unfolding for each in their own way. But war breaks out in the summer of 1914, leading to a tearful but poignant parting for the four. Each of them will serve in a war to end all wars, the horror of it subsequently dashing all their hopes and dreams. Still, through the course of the greatest conflagration in recorded history their paths crisscross recursively at such places as Gallipoli, Verdun, and the Marne, each time further entangling by now inextricably intertwined relationships. Each of them desperately attempting to retrieve their hoped for dreams, the sinuous threads of their past cannot be escaped. By war’s end murder and mayhem will change each one of them, thereby affecting the Earldom of Winston irrevocably. Who shall succeed, who shall fail? Indeed, is there hope at all for those who fought for us?
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