My novel SHADOWS IN THE MIST is a supernatural mystery that explores the Nazis and their facination with the Occult. The good guys are a U.S. GI platoon known as The Lucky Seven, led by Lieutenant Jack Chambers. During the first weeks of October 1944, the Lt. Chambers and his platoon have pushed the Germans out of France and Belgium and now are fighting tooth-and-nail in the bloody Huertgen Forest that borders Belgium and Germany. All Lt. Chambers wants to do is get his few surviving buddies out of the war in one piece. But Fate has a different agenda for the Lucky Seven, and especially Jack Chambers who has ties to a top-secret war he didn't even know was taking place. Until now. Read more ...
The Huertgen Forest, Germany
After I had written my first draft of Shadows in the Mist, I delved into everything that was about World War II, watching all the classic movies and reading excellent books like Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers , Roscoe C. Blunt, Jr.'s Foot Soldier, and Gerald Astor's The Bloody Forest. After months of book research, I decided that in order for my period novel to feel as if you are living among the infantry soldiers during the bloody battle of the Huertgen Forest, I decided to spend two weeks backpacking across Germany and walking the very battle fields I was writing about.
My journey led to me to some incredible places and facinating people. Read more ...
Dedication to a War Hero
Captain Henry "Hank" Dawson Moreland
Shadows in the Mist is dedicated to my grandfather, Captain Dawson Moreland. As a U.S. Army pilot during World War II, he flew C-47's that dropped Army paratroopers over France. My grandfather braved many deadly missions through storms of flack from German anti-aircraft guns and Luftwaffe jetfighters in hot pursuit.