Battle Ghost

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1940s & '50s

Ray Drayton

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BATTLE GHOST..There is a penance - a price to pay when a far away land of powerful landscapes and outstanding scenic beauty beckons. It is a place where true love awaits amidst the harsh realities of war. For Mark Anders the price was to endure the cruel bloody conflict of war time Europe a world away from his native New Zealand. He survived the theatre of battle in the Western Desert to be plunged into the Allied Invasion of Italy. The mandate was simple but deadly. Battle orders were to invade German occupied Italy. Mark Anders survived the hell of 'Vercelli PG106' one of many prison camps in Northern Italy. The Swiss Alps heralding freedom were so close. He turned his back on an opportunity to flee to join the Italian Partisans. The war finally came to a close and he met Florella. The beautiful Italian woman was the leader of a Partisan Brigade. Captain Mark Anders forgoes his homeland to remain living in a country he nearly died for. Decades later his nephew travelled to Italy to unravel the mystery of Mark's disappearance at the end of WW2. The old battle ghosts lead Oliver Anders into a world of secrets, mystery and intrigue. He discovered his uncle's legacy left behind after his murder at the hands of the Camorra - The Italian Mafia. The legacy is known by Italians as SANGUE di CRISTO - BLOOD OF THE CHRIST.


Historical Fiction, Romance, Drama, Mystery, Suspense / Thriller, War, Action, Adventure, Epic,

Short Summary

The trail leads him into the Italian Alps where old Battle Ghosts lure him to an abbey on the shores of Lake Como and beyond high in the ‘Alpi Orobie’ where Mark had created a legacy known to the Italians as ‘Sangue di Cristo’ BLOOD OF THE CHRIST


Italy, Switzerland, New Zealand

Based on a True Story


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Meaningful Message, Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Marc Anders

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aspiring, Charming, Confident, Decisive, Educated, Strong Moral Code, Visionary, Aggressive, Heroic, Leader, Outspoken, Seductive, Complex, Masculine, Perseverance

Additional Character Details

Name: Oliver Anders

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Visionary, Charming, Educated, Engaging, Funny, Outspoken, Seductive, Adventurous, Aspiring, Complex, Confident, Decisive, Heartthrob

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available



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