book cover of Directive


(The ninth book in the Melanie Kato Adventure series)
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A risky job in Syria turns into a nightmare!

When thoracic surgeon Melanie Kato contracts with the federal government to perform delicate life saving surgery on a factionist leader in Syria, she never realizes just how tricky the job is until she gets there. The local hospital is far below basic standards, the patient is nowhere to be found, and to make life particularly difficult, there is artillery shelling and gunfights throughout the city every night. It turns out that the easiest part of the job is doing delicate heart surgery on a man who could be healthier.

When it's time for Melanie's team to leave the country, she knows her patient isn't out of the woods quite yet. She sticks around for one more day to watch over him, but soon discovers that was a huge mistake. Powerful missiles pepper the city, coming closer than ever. When they finally get too close, she and a buddy make a mad dash for safety.

But can Melanie safely find her way back home to her family, fighting through territory held by Russians, Syrian Nationalists, and ISIL terrorists? Dodging suicide bombers and IEDs, and armed with only a rifle and a handful of bullets, she takes on enemies seen and unseen in this powerful story of personal resistance and human perseverance!

Genre: Thriller

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