Front Royal based author Charles P. Lickson’s A Warrior of Many Faces is based on factual events centered upon a true modern American hero – J.C. Herbert Bryant. Bryant has Winchester roots. Because of the nature of J.C.’s past work, certain names of persons, ships and places have had to be changed or rearranged for the good of all concerned. This fact-based novel format does not blur the fact that JC has achieved some amazing successes in the United States and in many places in the world.

JC, already a young wounded Navy warrior, met with Castro in the mountains of Sierra Maestra, Cuba and has had his life endangered more than once including in Venezuela during the early days of the Chavez Socialist revolution. JC, now retired from clandestine service, has always “soldiered on” in the military, law enforcement and the intelligence arena. 

Author Charles P. Lickson a former practicing lawyer, federal judge’s law clerk, U.S. Army officer, mediator and adjunct associate professor of political science at Shenandoah University will meet readers at a book signing at Royal Oak Book Shop on South Royal Avenue, Front Royal, Virginia on December 14, 2019 between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Lickson’s many articles and seven previous books have been read by audiences in the United States and abroad. In A Warrior of Many Faces, he brings his political science, legal and conflict resolution background to the table as well as his successful writing career.

Author’s contact info: email:, direct phone: 540-660-4643.


Royal Oak Book Shop

207 S. Royal Ave.
Front Royal, VA


Royal Oak Book Shop

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.