by David Michael Palladino
Exciting! Compelling! Inspiring! These are just some of the words that readers are using to describe Book 1, Adriana Corderu, Quest for Freedom.
Now the Quest series welcomes you back to the world of Adriana with Book 2, Adriana Corderu, Western Odyssey where you’ll reunite with wonderful friends from Book 1 and come to know a whole new cast of characters as Adriana continues her journey. You’ll be with Adriana as she experiences the refugee camps of Italy and as she comes to know Italian culture with a new family even while under the yoke of the Romanian Securitate, which is still trying to abduct her and bring her back to Eastern Europe. Go with her into the cauldron that was New York City where the only safe place to be was where the Italian Cosa Nostra ruled. Then experience the wonder of the Laurel Highlands of Southwestern Pennsylvania and the rugged big-hearted people who live there. Be with Adriana as she overcomes heartbreaking loss and as she experiences the wonders of new love. Learn with her as she remembers her sister’s revelations about America’s Regular Military and of the dramatic differences and contrasts between the US Regular Military and the units of the US Special Operations Command and Joint Special Operations Command. Learn what really happened during Operation Urgent Fury on the island of Grenada in October, 1983, and of the US military of the “Reagan Era.”
The story of Adriana’s Western Odyssey will not only entertain you, it will educate and uplift you. You’ll be reminded again that once you’ve seen the world through the eyes of Adriana Corderu, it will never seem the same.
About the Author
David Michael Palladino has served two tours in the US Military, is a graduate of Slippery Rock University and lives in Southwestern Pennsylvania.