From Army Regulations to Novels: A Writer’s Journey

In a fast-paced memoir that reads more like one of his thriller novels, Helin leads us through his journey while weaving into the narrative of his military life the chaos of Vietnam, Watergate, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and political intrigue in the Pentagon.

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In less time than it takes to run a hundred-yard dash, Don Helin’s life is shattered with the stunning news of an illness—triggering numbness, shock, confusion, and despair.

In a fast-paced memoir that reads more like one of his thriller novels, Helin leads us through his journey while weaving into the narrative of his military life the chaos of Vietnam, Watergate, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and political intrigue in the Pentagon.

Finding himself on the threshold of the five steps of grief, he considers the different roads he might have traveled.  He enters a National Cancer Institute study protocol designed for Vietnam veterans with health issues caused by Agent Orange.  Will the results of this study help the many veterans who suffer from Agent Orange-inflicted diseases?

With the help of his wife and others and his own strength of human spirit, Helin considers changing priorities in his life, which might lead to a different conclusion.

Is it too late to make changes, or must he simply play out the hand he’s been dealt?

Author

Don Helin

Cover

Paperback

ISBN

9781951556754

Size

6 x 9

Year Published

2021

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About the Author

About the Author

During his time in the military, Don Helin served at a number of stateside posts as well as overseas in Vietnam and Germany. He is the author of six thrillers that draw from his military experience, including three tours in the Pentagon. He writes for TheBurg, a community magazine based in Harrisburg.
His novel, Secret Assault, was selected as the Best Suspense/Thriller at the 2015 Indie Book Awards. His novel, Long Walk Home, received a Five Star review at Readers Favorite Awards.  You can reach Don at: www.donhelin.com.

 

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