Jeffrey Wilson knows a thing or two about warfare, having served two tours in Iraq as a trauma and combat surgeon, so we were definitely intrigued when we heard about his war novel/supernatural thriller mash-up Fade to Black. Here are a few more details about the new book published by JournalStone.
A young man is caught between two terrifying worlds. In one, he is Marine Sergeant Casey Stillman. Locked in combat in the streets of Fallujah, Iraq, he is lying next to his dead and dying friends, bleeding in the street—until he wakes up at home, in bed with his wife. In this other world, he is Jack Keller, a high school science teacher, husband, and devoted father to his little girl. But the nightmares of war continue to haunt him—and they’re vivid, they’re horrifying, and they’re way too real.
When news of killed Marines in Fallujah surfaces, Jack realizes he knows far more about these men than he should. Could it be coincidence or something else? When the dead Marines begin visiting him while he is awake, Jack realizes that he is in serious trouble. Faced with the possibility of losing his mind—or worse still, that these nightmares aren’t nightmares at all, but are real—Jack knows he must somehow find a way to bridge the two realities and fight his way back to save his wife and his little girl.
From its unforgettable opening to its final, chilling conclusion, Fade to Black is an extraordinary thriller that will stay with readers long after the final page is turned.
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