War and chaos are no match for an American immigrant bent on keeping a promise... Sequel to the award-winning Black Tom: Terror on the Hudson, Her Morning Shadow tells of a young Jewish Ukrainian immigrant, caught up in the aftershock of World War One. Private 'Abie' Ashansky is trying to build a new life in his adopted home in Jersey City, while searching for his missing fiancée. Spanning continents and relationships, this extraordinary account of one man's journey reveals a community where family is defined not only by blood but by the values and roots on which it is built. 'Buckle down for a wild saga in history that starts in the Great War and charges through the three-way battle for the Crimea and the Ukraine to reach its beacon, the torch of Liberty. A superb alloy of genuine history and vivid imagination.' Leslie Wilbur, Emeritus Professor, University of Southern California.
A longtime newspaperman who rose from cub reporter to publisher, Ron Semple is a fifth-generation Jersey City native. Semple was educated by the Jesuits. He is a former Marine, a retired Coast Guard auxiliarist, and a retired firefighter and paramedic. Semple spent the past ten years as a FEMA reservist deployed to a half-dozen hurricanes. He is married and has two grown daughters, a foster son and two grandchildren.