No Pit So Deep

The Cody Musket Story

Christian - Romance - General
298 Pages
Reviewed on 05/29/2017
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Author Biography

Sometimes a story finds the storyteller, not the other way around," goes the famous line. This was the case for James Nathaniel Miller. He didn't consider himself an author, but when the story of Cody Musket came knocking on his door, he stepped up and became a novelist.

Inspired by real events and people, James gathered the stories of courageous returning veterans who struggled to acclimate upon returning to the US. He learned how to write fiction with a focus on truth. Thus the series, No Pit So Deep: The Cody Musket Story was born.

A long-time entrepreneur, blogger, speaker and pilot, James has been a columnist for Communities Digital News, a Washington based company. He lives in Waco, Texas with his wife.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite

No Pit So Deep: The Cody Musket Story is a fast paced historical fiction novel, but with real events that inspired James N. Miller. The story begins with Cody, while on his way to an awards dinner, being pulled over by a police officer, who just happens to be the brother of the banquet's honoree, and Cody's ex-team mate. Just as Cody is signing an autograph for the officer's son, the officer is shot in a drive-by incident. Cody removes his shirt to try to stop the bleeding. When more officers arrive on the scene, they see Cody standing over his body. Quickly deciding to shoot first and ask questions later, they gun Cody down. When the news reaches his home, his wife, Brandi, is frantic and beside herself while trying to gather up their offspring on her way to the hospital.

James N. Miller hits it out of the ballpark with an awesome job of moving this story along at a breakneck pace that is loaded with action, suspense, and drama. Mr. Miller cleverly uses the media to insert the characters' all-American histories and accomplishments, as the family scrambles amidst the chaos while en route to the hospital bedside of the Musket family patriarch. No Pit So Deep has all the ingredients and then some to make this a multi-media success. Cody "Babe" Musket was a medal of honor winning U.S.M.C. Navy Seal, before becoming a major league baseball MVP infielder. Even though the battlefield had changed, our hero was still haunted for years by combat nightmares. No Pit So Deep is masterfully written with characters, and situations that are well developed, and very real. Wow! Great story!

Maria Beltran

No Pit So Deep: The Cody Musket Story, Volume I by James Nathaniel Miller II is a novel inspired by real events. An Afghan war veteran, Cody Musket, was a 27-year-old US Marine 2nd Lieutenant when his plane crashed in the Taliban controlled part of Afghanistan. What follows is a harrowing experience, memories of which will give him nightmares for the rest of his life. Back in the US, he distinguishes himself as a rookie third baseman by leading the American League in home runs in Houston. Then he meets Brandi Barnes, a young writer from Pittsburgh. Brandi has exposed a powerful international organization of child traffickers and her life is in danger. Together they fight their demons, but can they conquer the dark forces that they are up against?

No Pit So Deep is the first installment in two volumes of the Cody Musket Story by James Nathaniel Miller II. Two interesting people meet in a most unusual circumstance and fall in love. As a Medal of Honor decorated war hero and celebrated athlete, Cody seems to have it all. His life, however, is forever haunted by the horrors of the Afghan war. Meeting Brandi is probably one of the best things that happened to him, but she is entangled in a cause that puts her life in danger too. No Pit So Deep brings us to hell on earth and back again and it is an unforgettable experience. It is also a story of love between two passionate personalities who will do anything to protect each other. This is a riveting cliff hanger that makes you eagerly look forward to Volume II of the Cody Musket Story.

Jennifer Hanelius

This is a great book! I highly recommend it. Not only is it a well written story , full of drama and suspense, it also takes on difficult and important topics, all the while maintaining a theme of hope. You won't be disappointed.

Kay Lloyd

What an awesome read. From the very first page you are held spellbound till the end. You hang on to every word and can hardly wait to turn the page for more of the story. The author let's you get to know each character and gives you an understanding of why and how events unfurl in the story. It talks about the challenging events in life and what faith can do to overcome. This author has done his job well. God Bless You James Miller. Keep writing as you are an inspiration.

Amy Foster

From the moment I started reading No Pit So Deep, I was intrigued. I could not put it down. It is an action packed story with a romantic love story beautifully written. A reminder we all have battles but with love and forgiveness we can over come them.