The Soul of a Seal
West Coast Navy SEALs, #4
Author: Anne Elizabeth
Pub Date: December 6, 2016
Love may be the toughest battle of all
Captain Bennett Oscar Sheraton
Navy SEAL, the best of the best
Dr. Kimberly Warren
Brilliant engineer, founder of secret space program
When scientists on Dr. Warren’s super-secret space mission start dying, Navy SEAL Captain Sheraton is sent in as an astronaut candidate with a hidden agenda—find the person sabotaging the program.
Kimberly and Bennett’s instant attraction may prove to be a major distraction—or it might be the key to both of their dreams coming true…
Dr. Warren chattered on. She was as an animated lecturer. Still, it was hard not to let one’s mind drift with all the amazing things they were viewing. Information floated in the air around them, and truthfully, Bennett digested only about half of it.
He had to admit, this place was pretty impressive. It had changed significantly in the decades since he’d been here with his BUD/S class.
The Lester Facility, roughly the size of ten football fields, according to the information on Bennett’s phone, was not visible from the air. The foliage folded back to reveal the runway for test flights, and they were able to climb to forty-five thousand feet, avoiding commercial traffic in less than a minute without any ill effects to the pilot or crew.
They walked the entire building as Kimberly not only gave them a tour, but also pointed out what areas required their input. It was no surprise to either of them when she said, “I’d like you both to start work in the morning. The day begins with an 0600 shift. Melo, you can tackle the engineering bugs that keep cropping up between Sully, the shuttle computer, and Sally, the Lester Facility computer. Bennett, I’m afraid I need you to submit to a few tests before I can put you behind the test version of our shuttle controls, unless you’d rather do something more related to your degree in astrophysics.”
“I’ll fly,” stated Bennett, grinning like a Cheshire cat because he was getting the assignment his buddy wanted. In truth, this was his dream job, besides being a SEAL. Pretty cool that he got to do both.
“Wait, I’d like to be considered for the pilot role. I’m better qualified in terms of mechanics and electrics, if there’s trouble up there.” Melo wasn’t going to let the conversation go. He wanted in on the race to space.
“Yes, of course.” Dr. Warren shifted her weight from one foot to the other. “Happy to consider it. But first, eliminate the ghosts in the system—the problems and bugs—and then you can take the tests. Agreed, Melo?”
“Hot dog!” shouted Melo as he slapped Bennett on the back. “I’m going to kick your ass, brother. Teammate or not, I’m going to the moon.”
Anne Elizabeth is a romance author, comic creator, and a monthly columnist for RT Book Reviews magazine. With a BS in Business and MS in Communications from Boston University, she is a regular presenter at conventions as well as a member of The Author’s Guild and Romance Writers of America. Anne lives with her husband, a retired Navy SEAL, in the mountains above San Diego. Visit her website at www.AnneElizabeth.net.
INTERESTING SEAL FACT:
Real SEALs were filmed in the movie ACT OF VALOR. These Team THREE and FIVE guys are outstanding souls and they put themselves and their families on the line to share some of what they do.
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