In the novel Stargate SG-1 General Mark Hand was the Commandant of the Marine Corps. Then an attempted assination left him crippled. Already having lost his family years earlier to a drunk driver, Mark Hand found himself alone and adrift in the world. Until offered a second chance by accepting an alien parasite into his battered body. The symbiotic blending with the Tok'Ra Bahia will repair his body. But at the cost of leaving behind his earthly life to travel to a new world. With new politics and adventure the combined Mark/Bahia will need all their skills and experience to survive.
In the novel FLESH Major General Mark Hand is the commander of the the 1st Marine Division based at Camp Pendleton north of San Diego, CA at the time of the breakout of the virus. In the early days of the mass outbreak while the marines still defend Camp Pendleton from the assaults of the infected he is a very unhappy camper. First, because despite his high rank he is still playing second banana to Lt General Frank Preston commanding the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force. Second, because the media is busy blaming his beloved Marine Corps for the outbreak. A career infantry officer and Annapolis grad he is itching for the opportunity to become the hero.
Pan Historia Junction
StarGate SG-1 - Out of Print
Alas, the Folly of Man
Major Samantha Carter