Note from JWR:

The following is the first half of a draft chapter from my latest novel (tentatively titled “Veterans”), now in development. It is a sequel to “Patriots: A Novel of Survival in the Coming Collapse”. Unlike most novel sequels, the storyline will be contemporaneous with the first novel, but set in diverse locales. Only a few of the characters in “Patriots” are featured in the sequel. This sequel novel is scheduled to be released by the Atria Books Division of Simon & Schuster in early 2011. I picked a flashback chapter to post as a sample, since it doesn’t include any plot “spoilers.” In this flashback, Ian Doyle meets his wife, fifteen years before The Crunch, while he is on Temporary Duty (TDY) in Honduras. Part II of this chapter will be posted tomorrow. (Saturday, May 1st.)