Non-stop action and intrigue based on actual events in The War Comes Home are the foundation of a saga that tells what really happened in the 1970s from the perspective of veterans and police officers. 

After two tours of duty as an Army medic in the jungles of Vietnam, easy-going 23 year old Roger Hitchcock, a former Olympic level Golden Gloves boxer, returns home to a very different America than the one he left. 

Instead of picking up where he left off in medical school, the son of the town doctor joins his hometown police department out of a strong desire to serve and protect others. He finds the winds of change are blowing hard. Much of the public has no respect for the law or those who have sacrificed to protect them. 

Because boxing trained him from his youth to fight against the odds, the young Hitchcock is undeterred. He draws upon the discipline and life lessons he learned from the ring and war combat to meet unique challenges head-on. . 


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Book One:


The Saga Continues...

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Book Two



Action, intrigue and romance make this second book in the series a midnight page-turner. Like a forest fire driven by high winds, the drug craze of the late 60s swept through the nation at an accelerated pace in the 70s, devouring and alienating the nation's youth. The law-abiding public felt battered and abandoned as long-held social norms and moral standards were cast aside and a rise in violent crime took hold. 

Betrayal was rampant. Use of  marijuana, LSD, cocaine, even heroin was openly encouraged by once-trusted public figures in political office, the entertainment and news  media. The law abiding public is battered by nonstop scandals in government, the church, business and in the military effort in Vietnam rocked the nation again and again.