The Turtle Warrior
When James Lucas enlists in the Marines he knows he will see action in Vietnam, but he doesn’t realize what devastating repercussions his decision will deploy at home. The effects of James’ removal from his dysfunctional family continue to ripple for years, particularly for his younger brother, Bill, who is forced to carry the biggest burden.
The Turtle Warrior is a compelling and emotional story told from multiple viewpoints. Author Ellis draws on the ebb and flow of nature’s cycles – and of the environment of extended families – to counter the turmoil that is left by those lost as “casualties” of war. It is a book about healing and redemption, of the resilience and strength of spirit. Ellis’ novel demonstrates how the caring commitment of true family – even one brought together as a result of adversity – radiates outwards from source. It is a richly detailed and unforgettable book.