Eight years ago, Jessie Bauer's life had changed forever. Now it was about to change back. For the man she had loved with all her heart and soul the one she had finally learned to live without was coming home to her at last. Alive and in one piece or was he?
Military pilot Tristan Bauer had spent eight years in a living hell, not sure if he was dead or alive, with only the memory of his beautiful Jessie to keep him going. Now she was in front of him, his for the taking. If only he could. Because in every way that mattered, Tristan knew the husband he'd been had died that day. And left his ghost in his place
"THE TOP GUN'S RETURN," which truly could have been "ripped from the headlines." It tells the story of a navy pilot shot down over Iraq and captured while flying missions over the "no-fly" zone. Presumed dead by his country and his loved ones, Tristan Bauer spends eight years in an Iraqi prison before being discovered and rescued during a military operation in that country. Memories of his family have kept him alive, but now he returns to find everyone changed: His daughter, a ten-year-old daddy's girl when he last saw her, is now a young adult. His young, eager-to-please, submissive wife, is now an independent, self-reliant woman with a fulfilling career. And for his wife, Jessie, (sister of C.J. and Jimmy Joe,) not only is there the shock of finding that the husband she'd long since given up for dead is, in fact, alive, but eight years in an Iraqi prison have made him a stranger to her. The question now is, how can love survive when everything else has changed?