The Long Road Home
In a post-post-apocalyptic Mediterranean, Lieutenant Pete Ashford of the United States Navy is leading a shore party to buy supplies in Cyprus when his cruiser is destroyed in a surprise attack by a mysterious black battleship.
Ashford is a career staff officer on his first shipboard assignment; he’s never wanted combat duty; he’s not suited to it and he’s definitely not ready for this. But if he wants to warn his command about this new threat, he’s got to cross fifteen hundred miles of bandits, pirates and worse trouble.
Turkey and Greece are on the point of war. A second Great Jihad is gearing up to consume southern Europe. The Mediterranean, trade highway of the ancient civilizations, is about to become very, very dangerous.
Doesn’t matter. He’s got a message to deliver and a job to do.