Halah Hussein was valuable, but not to her father. She'd escaped him to study in the United States. She made the mistake of coming home to visit after her mother and sisters said he'd mellowed.
As soon as she walked in the front door, her father tied her to a chair and prepared to execute her. He said she'd become a harlot by keeping company with non-believers. A phone caller interrupted her death. A Sheik wanted her for himself and would pay her father real money. Halah had hope. While in the United States, she'd agreed to work with the CIA. They kept track of her. The CIA called SEAL Team 13.
John Steele was the newest member of the SEAL team. He found life hard because he'd lost his fiancée in a car accident, and he felt dead inside.
Could John and the SEAL team find the Sheik and rescue Halah? Would John find a way to move on?
A Standalone Short Story with No Cliffhanger!