The 13th Step excerpt
A former career soldier finds herself unprepared for civilian life and the emotional attachment she develops for a new AA member.
With the war in Iraq and Afghanistan winding down, Staff Sgt. Christine Pope prepares to return home to an ailing mother and a lonely life. Breaking off her affair with a married superior officer, Chris struggles with her new normal. When depression summons the urge to start drinking again, AA meetings seem to be her only refuge. There she meets a younger woman who leans heavily on her, until the inevitable tragic outcome for both their lives.