Even wizards in the U.S. armed forces have to go home some time.
First Magus Brent Rogers of the US Army stationed in Afghanistan is ordered to return home on furlough. Considered a war mage, he is trained to find enemies at a distance, to blow up their bombs, and to alert his men of danger.
None of this is needed in the city of Worcester, his hometown.
Brent has to learn to relax, to not see threats in every corner, and to let his family welcome him home.
But if he relaxes his vigilance for even a second, who knows what could happen . . .