Eternal Father, faithful friend,
Be quick to answer those we send
In brotherhood and urgent trust,
On hidden missions dangerous,
O hear us when we cry to Thee,
For SEALs in air, on land, and sea.
Sentinels (Book 6): Immortal Beloved
Released: November 2010
Sa isang gaya ni John Mackenzie Herrera—ang isa sa pillars ng Sentinels Securities Inc., at boss ng mga matitikas na Sentinels—failure is never an option. Kaya naman ganoon na lang ang respeto sa kanya ng mga tauhan nila ng pinsan.
Pero iba ang laban na kinaharap niya nang makilala niya si Bryce Fuentes, ang babaeng na-assign para i-train niya sa weapons at hand-to-hand combat.
Hindi siya maaaring gumamit ng baril o explosives, bale-wala rin ang lahat ng trainings na pinagdaanan niya dahil hindi naman itinuro roon kung paano gamutin ang sugat sa puso. At iyon na pinakanakakatakot na gagawin niya kung sakali: ang mahalin ang dalaga.
He has to watch himself and keep his distance. Best of all, he needs to remember that he is not the right man for her….
- I wear a dog tag with the name “Herrera, J.M.” engraved on it.
- When I first conceptualized the Sentinels, Mac and Cam did not exist. There were Russel, Jacob and Francis. Only when I wrote Russel’s story did I decide to give them a boss so the Herreras were born.
- Mac was named after Linda Howard’s characters, John Medina, and Joe and Zane Mackenzie.
- After I finished Mac Version 1, I bought Camilla’s Task Force Kapayapaan: Macario Dalupang because I found out that her series had the same concept as mine, as well as our heroes had the same nickname.
- Bryce, Mac’s heroine, wanted to be a librarian, but she wanted to be a kick-@ss librarian so I gave her some pretty cool skills.
- I Googled Mac’s name while writing this story. For some reason, Jack McCain (John Sidney McCain IV) came up. He became my visual peg, among others, for Mac.
- I finished editing Mac Version 2 in Dumaguete City, in Edith Joaquin’s living room.
- Edith’s Armand Xenaki has a cameo role in this book as well as some of the future Sentinels.
- If it were up to me, this book will never end.
- I also met an honest-to-goodness whatever-Mac-is (find out in his book) on Twitter. He’s my current crush.
- I planned to write a longer version of Mac’s story before I thought about asking our editors if they would accept longer manuscripts. I got a tentative “yes” from them and wrote Cam’s story first. Whether it gets accepted or not, I was still going to write Mac’s story, anyway.
Out of all my manuscripts, Mac has the most versions: 7.Mac’s father, John, has surpassed Mac’s for the most number of versions. Daddy John has 11 versions.