The Mall Walker: Jack Krause’s Private War – Desmond Drue

Jack Krause is a casualty of war in Vietnam and at home.

Is there any hope left for Jack Krause, a war-torn Vietnam veteran suffering from PTSD and courting countless demons? He’s a broken man desperate to find peace, if only a fragment. But does it even exist?

Incapable of coming to terms with his military deployment, he questions his service in what he now sees as a senseless war. In bitter denial he watches his dysfunctional family and friends implode around him.

Then he meets Peter Strong, a Desert Storm amputee. Wounded but not broken, Peter has found the peace that Jack finds so elusive. Jack painfully admonishes Peter for this, and like the ever-changing Boston skyline, there is a deadly storm brewing.