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One was a soldier: a Clare Fergusson/Russ van Alstyne mystery

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On a warm September evening in the Millers Kill community center, five veterans sit down in rickety chairs to try to make sense of their experiences in Iraq. What they will find is murder, conspiracy, and the unbreakable ties that bind them to one another and their small Adirondack town.

The Rev. Clare Fergusson wants to forget the things she saw as a combat helicopter pilot and concentrate on her relationship with Chief of Police Russ Van Alstyne. MP Eric McCrea needs to control the explosive anger threatening his job as a police officer. Will Ellis, high school track star, faces the reality of life as a double amputee. Orthopedist Trip Stillman is denying the extent of his traumatic brain injury. And bookkeeper Tally McNabb wrestles with guilt over the in-country affair that may derail her marriage.

But coming home is harder than it looks. One vet will struggle with drugs and alcohol. One will lose his family and friends. One will die.

Since their first meeting, Russ and Clare's bond has been tried, torn, and forged by adversity. But when he rules the veteran's death a suicide, she violently rejects his verdict, drawing the surviving vets into an unorthodox investigation that threatens jobs, relationships, and her own future with Russ.

As the days cool and the nights grow longer, they will uncover a trail of deceit that runs from their tiny town to the upper ranks of the U.S. Army, and from the waters of the Millers Kill to the unforgiving streets of Baghdad.

One Was a Soldier is "a surefire winner" ( Booklist ) and "Outstanding" ( Library Journal )--Julia Spencer-Fleming at her best.

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display_description At the Millers Kill Community Center, five veterans gather to work on adjusting to life after war. The Reverend Clare Fergusson has returned from Iraq with a head full of bad memories she's using alcohol to wipe out. Dr. George Stillman is denying that the head wound he received has left him with something worse than simple migraines. Officer Eric McCrea is battling to keep his constant rage from affecting his life as a cop, and as a father. High school track star Will Ellis is looking for some reason to keep on living after losing both legs to an IED. And Tally McNabb has brought home a fatal secret. Police Chief Russ Van Alstyne just wants Clare to settle down and get married to him. But when he rules Tally McNabbs death a suicide, Clare sides with the other vets against him. Russ and Clares unorthodox investigation will uncover a trail of deceit that runs from their tiny Adirondack town to the upper ranks of the Army, and from the waters of the Millers Kill to the unforgiving streets of Baghdad.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, City and town life -- New York (State) -- Adirondack Mountains -- Fiction, Detective and mystery stories, American, Fergusson, Clare (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Iraq War, 2003- -- Veterans -- Fiction, Iraq War, 2003-2011 -- Veterans -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Police chiefs -- Fiction, Van Alstyne, Russ (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Veterans -- Crimes against -- Fiction, Women clergy -- Fiction
title_display One was a soldier
title_full One Was a Soldier Clare Fergusson and Russ Van Alstyne Mystery Series, Book 7, One was a soldier / Julia Spencer-Fleming, One was a soldier : a Clare Fergusson/Russ van Alstyne mystery [electronic resource] / Julia Spencer-Fleming, One was a soldier [sound recording] / Julia Spencer-Fleming
title_short One was a soldier
title_sub a Clare Fergusson/Russ van Alstyne mystery
topic_facet Audiobooks, City and town life, Crimes against, Detective and mystery stories, American, Fergusson, Clare (Fictitious character), Fiction, Investigation, Iraq War, 2003-, Iraq War, 2003-2011, Murder, Mystery, Police chiefs, Van Alstyne, Russ (Fictitious character), Veterans, Women clergy