Toward the Sound of Chaos
Jake Tucker is broken. At twenty-two, he went in to the Marine Corps a naÃ¯ve, troubled youth. Nine years and four tours later, Jake finds himself back on US soil, though his mind remains firmly planted in the sands of Afghanistan with the men he left behind.Wounded, chewed up and spat out by war, Jake has only his dog, Nuke, PTSD, and survivorâs guilt to keep him company. Heâs lived every day for nine years wondering when it will be his last, but thereâs little comfort in the fact that heâs still standing when his platoon isnât.Ellie Mason doesnât have time for broken. Sheâs too busy trying to put food on the table. And keeping up with the demands of her autistic son, Spencer, is sometimes like fighting behind enemy lines. As if navigating the minefields of single parenthood isnât enough, Ellie finds herself drawn to the quiet Marine whoâs just as lonely as she is. But sheâs loved damaged men before, and it left her wounded.Set against the picturesque backdrop of Fairhope, Alabama, Ellie and Jake find themselves running toward the sound of chaos.Love is war.Only the strong survive, and surrender is inevitable.
In âTowards the Sound of Chaosâ the author paints a raw picture of the war that happens after the war. The public might finally acknowledge the existence of PTSD, but still when it is subject in a novel there is often an attempt to show only the lighter forms of it.