Size: 2.00 x 8.00 in
Ex-S.Sgt. Pedro Escqualve is next on Capt. Richardson's list to be brought home. Encrypted knows Pedro lives in Birmingham, taking his partner Jack Ably to bring him in. Hunters meeting with Pedro does not go according to plan, but it's all it takes for Hunter to fall hard.
Hunter feels like he knows Pedro; what he really knows is that as an ex-Marine who was one of the first responders on the ground after the Bagram mission, it's how much the SFI/SF2 and MN1 teams suffered. Hunter's job was to bring home their men and to dissect the mess left behind. Suffering from PTSD, Hunter made it his mission to join Encrypted to find all these men and bring them home. He owes it not only to himself but to those of his own team who gave their lives to help get the truth out.
Pedro is scared and head wars with his heart, and he takes off to be where he met his fiancé Brady Hooper at the old SAS training grounds; losing Brady, almost cost Pedro his life. But he just isn't ready to let him go just yet.
Hunter wars with how much he knows about the mission and why it went wrong. He also struggles with loving Pedro. Can Hunter help his man to heal and accept all of life now offers to him? When Pedro can't accept himself.
Trigger warnings: On page PTSD episodes.