Marriage, military and mahem. What a mixture! Jolene Zarkades was a loner who joined the military right out of high school. She finally found happiness in marriage and children until she had to fulfill her military duty in Iraq. Her family did not want her to go, but duty calls. She sugar coats Iraq duties for her family until her helicopter goes down and her whole crew is injured. This book makes you realize what life is really like for those who serve and those who give their lives for our country.