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The Medic

David Bell

Published February 2nd 2015
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Kindle Edition
295 pages
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Sam Barclay was an army combat medic. After three tours in Afghanistan he returns home promoted, decorated but damaged. He decides to leave the army but his homecoming is not what he expected. His wife of eight years has found a new career and isMoreSam Barclay was an army combat medic. After three tours in Afghanistan he returns home promoted, decorated but damaged. He decides to leave the army but his homecoming is not what he expected. His wife of eight years has found a new career and is involved in a sleazy affair with a work colleague.His five year old daughter spends all her time between school, her grandparents and friends. Suffering from bouts of solitary depression he struggles to readjust to civilian life. After finding his wife in bed with Tony. He walks out and leaves the UK and takes up aid work in the Middle-East. After a brief but dangerous spell in Yemen he enters the belly of the beast and is sent to the camps in South Sudan where he meets Pierre.Sam’s military background makes him invaluable and Pierre uses him in South Sudan to rescue other aid workers who have been kidnapped. Finally Sam is transferred to West Africa to help with the Ebola epidemic. There he meets up with some old friends and has a brief affair with Sandra. During a visit to a village Sam is shot and badly wounded while rescuing a twelve year old girl from gang rape by Militia soldiers.After a long spell in hospital he returns to the UK to recuperate. He learns that his ex-mother in law, his only contact at home, is in Hospice with terminal leukaemia. He visits Jean and to appease her he agrees to meet with his ex-wife and daughter. He is surprised to find that his ex-wife has changed and is eager for reconciliation. Sandra however follows him back to Britain and wants to continue their relationship.The question he must face is does he want to risk everything by reconciling with Sophie? But the uncertainty of that question is short-lived for fate has one more horrendous trick to play on him.