A Shock to the Conscience

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iUniverse, Nov 10, 2005 - Fiction - 292 pages
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Steve would never have guessed that his name would come up in a conversation in the Oval Office, nor was he aware the discussions involved a brutal Cold War standoff. He was rattled to the core over images of battle he witnessed in a small Spanish town but relieved to be headed home after a tumultuous semester-abroad during his senior year of high school. He decided not to tell anyone about his mishaps but still felt bothered by lingering images of dead people with bloody holes in their bodies, trucks with lifeless legs sticking out the back.

He wrote to Katarina, the Spanish girl he met and befriended, shortly after he returned to Kansas, but had a hard time finding the words through a haze of brain damage caused by Soviet poisonings. She remembered him too for his na´ve idealism and bravado. She couldn't stand the idea of leaving him to face a desperate fate of political retribution, wondering if she'd ever see him again.

 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1
1
CHAPTER 2
12
CHAPTER 3
23
CHAPTER 4
33
CHAPTER 5
37
CHAPTER 6
41
CHAPTER 7
48
CHAPTER 8
55
CHAPTER 19
128
CHAPTER 20
135
CHAPTER 21
146
CHAPTER 22
155
CHAPTER 23
169
CHAPTER 24
178
CHAPTER 25
185
CHAPTER 26
194

CHAPTER 9
60
CHAPTER 10
68
CHAPTER 11
76
CHAPTER 12
83
CHAPTER 13
88
CHAPTER 14
93
CHAPTER 15
105
CHAPTER 16
114
CHAPTER 17
119
CHAPTER 18
122
CHAPTER 27
207
CHAPTER 28
219
CHAPTER 29
236
CHAPTER 30
245
CHAPTER 31
259
CHAPTER 32
265
CHAPTER 33
276
Back Cover
287
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