Tess : Valkyrie Awakening: The Complete Story
This book combines two previously published novels: Tess Awakening and Tess Valkyrie. Since the second novel is a sequel, the combination provides the full story of Tess's confrontations with the evil Amir. A fast paced action novel set during the second Gulf War in Iraqi, three remarkable people are caught in a web of obsession and deceit. Tess is a military helicopter pilot; beautiful, aggressive and relentless. She gradually awakens as real woman due to the love of two men. Jake is a brilliant CIA operative that saves her from committing a mistake that could affect her career. Amir is a wealthy, sophisticated but dissolute Iraqi general who initially captures Tess during a battle and becomes obsessed with her. Tess must fulfill a promise that involves taking something from Amir. Tess and Jake attempt to go after him in Istanbul, Paris and London. Amir persuades her to spend time with him in France and England in exchange for what she is seeking. Here she meets Fadime, his alluring and decadent sister. In the end, Amir deceives Tess. She returns to Iraq, flying dangerous missions and rescuing wounded soldiers. An unforeseen event changes everything. Tess and Amir square off in an epic struggle to define their destinies. Aided by Jake, Tess's friend and co-pilot Carmen and their colleagues, Tess must overcome Amir's vicious attacks motivated by his continuing obsession with her. They repeatedly clash in a succession of encounters taking place in Baghdad, Amman, Istanbul, Sorrento and New York. Carmen finally meets her soul mate in Nicola, who helps her overcome the traumas of her youth and becomes a valuable member of their team. The two women respond to their challenges by drawing on their skills as fierce warriors, battling the evil Amir, who not only hurt Tess but plans to take over the Iraqi government. Their struggle leads to a series of violent and bloody battles in the air and on the ground. A heartbreaking loss at the end is redeemed by a final poignant resolution.
- Paperback | 388 pages
- 152 x 229 x 20mm | 517g
- 10 Jul 2015
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Andres Mann
Andres Mann was an executive in the power plant engineering and construction as well as software organizations. He was an Army Officer and a published author of three management books and various articles. His education includes: Boston University, M.A. in International Relations Widener University, B.A. in Political Science Columbia University, Advanced program in Organization Development and Human Resource Management Wharton Graduate School of Business, Advanced Executive Management Program. He now writes adventure books, starting with 'Tess Awakening' and a sequel titled 'Tess Valkyrie.' Based on real contemporary events, the stories reflect the challenges of international political events in the Middle East and the issues that professional women experience in today's world. True to life, his writings cover many aspects of people's lives, starting during the second Iraq War and ending in the current era. Action, intrigue, deceit, obsession, sensuality, the use of wealth to achieve one's goals and the struggle between corruption and ethics are a constant theme.