Dreams of April Ten
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by Stephen LaFevers
Category: Suspense/Thriller/Mystery/Crime EPIC eBook Award Finalist
Description: Fiery deaths of children and adults have been part of his nightmares since a childhood he cannot remember. Now, through hypnosis and physical investigation, Hartley James is coming to learn the horrible truth behind his forgotten youth and those horrific dreams. Guided by another kind of dreams, Hart travels from the Missouri Ozarks to the Alaskan wilderness in search of answers. But the deaths are no longer limited to dreams. A scientist in Hawaii, a newspaper woman in Missouri, a cook, a waiter, and a teenaged girl all burst into flames and die as Hart tries to find the truth. Others seek another truth and it is a race to see who can find the answers first, and who will survive the fantastic revelations. A middle-aged college professor with a secret past, a journalist with a strange illness, a genetic engineer, Hart's wife Holly, and others put their lives on the line because of the Dreams of April Ten. AWARDS: WCP Publisher's Pick, January 2005
eBook Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press, 2004 WHISKEY CREEK PRESS
eBookwise Release Date: March 2005
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [278 KB]
Reading time: 188-263 min.
"This story is intricately woven from swirling patterns of creativity. A Mystery Thriller that would even keep Sherlock Holmes guessing!"--Dakota Wind Rolling Seas Reviews
"Dreams of April Ten is an entertaining and carefully plotted mystery that kicks some serious ass. For God's sake, don't mess up and pass this novel over."--Mike Purfield, Be Independant
Dr. Samuel Wong sat back in his white plastic lawn chair. He laced his delicate, almost feminine fingers behind his balding head and let out a big, contented sigh. This was certainly the life, he thought. The sun, the sea, the clean air--what more could anyone ask? High up in the incredibly blue sky, a bright, slivery dot moved slowly toward the east. A thin line of white vapor trailed behind it. The dot seemed to crawl ever so slowly across the heavens. Wong watched its white tail grow longer and longer as it inched its way across the blue expanse. What a luxury, he thought, to sit here watching airplanes and not worry about meetings or what time it is. He glanced down the beach to where a white-haired adolescent girl played in the surf. He waved, smiling. She did a handstand on the wet sand and waved back at him with her feet.
How Kitty loved it here, he thought. Poor kid. He hadn't been able to giver her much of a childhood. He just didn't know how. But she really loved the sea and the beach. He liked it, too, he decided. Two weeks were not enough. They would stay longer. Perhaps even move here permanently. Why not? He could work anywhere, couldn't he? And Kitty deserved at least that.