“There is NO love in War or Poker.”
This story salutes the Native American Indians and all females who, had, are, and will serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.
The story is set in a very near future war in some desert country. The story follows Shawna Chenoa (her tribal name is Fire Dancer) through her trials and tribulations through war, peace, and crime. In the US Army, she is a Lieutenant in charge of a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical testing and compliance unit. Her unit falls into combat, where they are forced to become fighting soldiers very quickly. Her platoon happens upon and rescues several American POWs and a Russian POW. Her soldiers find the Weapon-Grade-Uranium that was stolen from Russia by the enemy’s proxy fighters.
Lieutenant Chenoa witnessed many deaths on the battlefield. She and many survivors suffered bloody combat wounds to include PTSD. She resigns her commission, returns home, gets married, and pursues a career as a professional poker player. She believes poker is a safer vocation than fighting a war; until she wins a large poker pot from a psycho.
The psycho seeks bloody revenge, costing the lives of Shawna's friend and her husband’s.
Shawna must find and go into a bloody battle with that psycho and send him to hell to save the lives of her remaining friends to include that of her own.
The story concludes when she finds love in poker.