Out of the Shadows by Vickie Adams
An explosion. An injured bartender. A dead woman. Accusations of arson and murder.
Staff Sergeant Martha Richards, Air Force Military Training Instructor, fights to clear her lover, Tess Beck, and Jennifer Nichols, the bar’s owner. As she confronts and questions other suspects, Marty experiences accusations of her own. Her commander fires her from her Military Training Instructor duties for allowing Tess, a former trainee, to live with her. Being openly gay is not an option. She finds herself at a crossroads. Should she reenlist? Or separate from the Air Force, the only career she’s ever known? She loves her career, but she also loves Tess. During her quest, she experiences self-awareness and personal growth.