The Last Jump
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J.P. Kilroy, a middle-aged divorced journalist, regrets ignoring his mother’s deathbed request. Even her last letter, which told of the existence of a mysterious family secret, did not motivate him to reconcile with the father who left them 30 years ago. When he receives an invitation from the White House to attend a Medal of Honor awards ceremony for African-Americans, he finds out his estranged father recently passed away. Kilroy also discovers that four aging veterans, the only links to the past, not only know the secret but swore an oath never to reveal it. Their conversations take him back in time to a country in grave danger but the old warriors stubbornly resist until the last one passes on. But one reaches from beyond the grave to identify the only other person who has the answer and Kilroy races death to reach her. And a shocking conclusion awaits him, if only he can get there in time!