Dreams of Reality
Are we really awake?
Marine Sergeant Casey Stillman is fighting for his life in Iraq, mortally wounded in a pitched firefight. He loses consciousness and wakes up in bed… with his wife. And his name is now Jack.
In Fade to Black by Jeffrey Wilson ( JournalStone, $ 13.95), we meet a man with an identity crisis. During the day he’s a teacher, with a wife and child. When he goes to sleep, he’s a Marine in Iraq. He goes to work and tries to act as though nothing is wrong, but he sees soldiers from his dreams walking around and calling to him to come back. He can’t even bring himself to tell his wife for fear that she’ll think he’s crazy.
As the two worlds become harder to separate, he asks himself, “Which life is real?” This is the question that will keep you guessing until the very end. And rest assured, you will stay focused until you reach the last page. This story is definitely worth reading.
Author Wilson knows his subject well; he’s been an actor, firefighter, jet pilot, and Marine combat surgeon serving in Iraq. He’s presently working as a vascular surgeon in Tampa, living with his wife and children and working on his next novel.