Want to know what history feels like? That's what historical fiction does. Jerry pays meticulous attention to historical detail -- but with fictional characters that put you into both the heart and place of history.
At fifteen, Danny O'Brian dreams of being something different than what his union-leader father has become--and now that the Richards family has moved to town, maybe it's possible. The Richards family has everything that the O'Brians seem to lack--education, money, social standing--and best of all, they are truly kind to Danny.
The outbreak of war threatened all families living in England, including the rich and powerful. Lord Philip Carlyle, a member of Winston Churchill’s War Cabinet, was keenly aware of the danger as the father of two military age sons, Michael and Dominic. Now their adopted country would call on them at its hour of greatest need.
Artie Call can't get a break. Orphaned during the Depression, he steals food to survive. When mischief lands him in juvenile court, he's offered a home by fellow ward member David Boone, but then suffers under Boone's unkind and unyielding treatment. And after Artie helps the victim of a robbery gone bad, he's abandoned by Boone and is almost sentenced to juvenile hall. Then his luck and life suddenly change.
In a sweeping saga that crosses hundreds of parsecs of space, Assault on Cambriol tells the stories of Pietr Jesik, his first officer Thomas Brighton, and Lieutenants Travis Eaves and Sean Magill as they are called upon to work their way through intricate battles, both military and political. If they fail there will be all-out war between the Earth Descendencies, long isolated from their shared roots in ancient Earth.