Lenora Worth woke up crying when her latest hero came to her in a dream, “He was standing there in his camouflage, his helmet in his hand. He said, ‘My father died in Vietnam, my brother was wounded in Desert Storm and I just got back from the Middle East. I need to talk to someone.’ I thought, This is Luke’s story. I hope my readers will see the goodness I saw in his soul. And I’m glad that my heroine wanted to help him, too.” In The Soldier’s Mission (Steeple Hill), returned soldier Luke Martinez’s desperate cry for help is answered by social worker Laura Walton, who aims to help him manage his post-traumatic stress disorder. She never anticipated she would find herself at the mercy of terrorists—relying on a damaged soldier to protect her.