Mercy's First Semester is about the ramifications of war and the perplexing impulses which lead to obsession and peril in the lives of all. Set in Brooklyn, four improbable individuals are brought together: Mercy, an Iraq war combat vet suffering from PTSD; Mr. Mina, an impassioned but fatigued social worker who refuses to quit on his patients; Dr. G, an atheist professor, who is fond of Mercy in ways he cannot comprehend; and Eva, Mercy's childhood crush who reconnects with him on Veteran's Day. Mercy saved his men. Can he save himself?