The day Greg Smith was born in Sydney, Australia (1948), there was a frantic air search for the aircraft his father was flying from Lae, Papua New Guinea to Sydney. Thankfully, after a week, it and its crew were found safe and sound, having had to make a forced landing on a island beach. So it was that Greg's entry into the world was fraught with drama.
He was only weeks old when the family returned to Lae, Papua New Guinea and there he spent the first 5 years growing up among the natives. The family eventually returned to Sydney and Greg developed his artistic skills until they afforded him the opportunity to establish a career for himself as a graphic designer.
With over 30 years experience in the publishing and printing industries, and currently working as a medallic artist, he is now turning his hand to the art of wordsmith -- fiction, historical fiction, thriller, mystery, crime. He lives with his wife, Trish, two border collies - Shadow and Sydney, and one cat, Roo, in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States.
As he leaves his small mid-western town behind and heads of to Marine bootcamp, the young farm boy, Kramer hopes his new life will dull the recent loss of his dearest friend. Years later, battle hardened and war weary, Captain Kramer rescues a pup at the scene of a horrific car bombing while deployed to Afghanistan. And a new friendship is born. Months later, Kramer and his new friend, Shadow are back home in California recuperating from serious injuries received in a deadly ambush by the Taliban. Kramer thinks he has left his fighting behind, but his deep love of animals, dogs especially, brings him face to face with a terrible battle raging in his own beloved USA. This is one fight Kramer feels he must take on, but little does he realize the deadly ramifications of his decision.