The Traiteur’s Ring by Jeffrey Wilson
A man who has spent his life defending his country discovers that fate has presented him with an even higher calling. Ben Morvant is not what you would call ordinary and, as a Navy SEAL, he never expected to lead an ordinary life. But when a routine mission to protect a local village in a war-torn region of Africa goes terribly wrong, Ben is presented with truths beyond what his military training and experience have prepared him to accept. With his dying breath, a village elder passes to Ben a gift—a simple ring, unremarkable except for its ever-changing color and the feeling of power emanating from within.
Soon after Ben accepts the ring, dark visions begin to haunt his dreams–images of pain and death, of evil and destruction. But some of the visions are hauntingly familiar. Soon Ben must return to his childhood home in Louisiana to face a dark secret from his past, one that may explain why he has the power to heal with a touch of the hand . . . or to kill with a single thought. After discovering the truth about his family and himself, he comes to realize that he is a soldier in a greater battle than he could ever have imagined. And if he cannot find a way to wield the power concealed within him, the forces that prey on mankind’s anger and fear will destroy not only him, but everything he holds dear.
“5 out of 5 stars: A solid supernatural thriller! This is one damn unique blend of fantasy, horror and military fiction.” ‐-Benjamin Kane Ethridge, Author of the Bram Stoker Award winning Novel Black and Orange
“It’s a story that reminds me of old‐school King and Koontz, you know, that classic supernatural thriller style that is character driven.” ‐-Ash Arceneaux, Lead Reviewer, Swamp Dweller Dark Fiction Book Reviews
“There are no other stories like this out there. This is totally an original idea. It is both creative and explosive.” ‐–WH McDonald Jr., lead reviewer, author, and founder of the Military Writers Society of America
Jeffrey Wilson has worked as an actor, firefighter, paramedic, jet pilot, diving instructor, Naval Officer, and a Vascular and Trauma Surgeon. He served two tours in Iraq as a combat surgeon with the Marines and, later, with a Joint Special Operations Task Force. He has published a handful of short stories and The Traiteur’s Ring is his first novel. Jeff and his wife, Wendy, are Virginia natives who, with children Emma, Jack, and Connor, call Tampa, Florida home. When not working as a surgeon or chasing his kids, Jeff is hard at work on his next novel.
To learn more about Jeffrey, please visit his website.
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