by David Berardelli
Owen Roth's wife is in a coma and he no longer has the will to live.
Owen Rothís life has come to a screeching halt. His beloved wife Morgan, victim of a highway accident, has been in a coma for three months, and her condition has not changed. Owen no longer has the will to live. He decides to end the life of the man responsible for his wifeís coma, and then put an end to his own life.
One night, he drives to the guilty manís luxury apartment building. However, just moments before he can commit the murder, a stray dog appears. Owen immediately realizes the fruitlessness of his scheme and decides to re-evaluate his thinking. Reluctant to leave the dog, Owen takes the animal with him.
From that point on, the dog becomes his center of attention. His new canine companion has somehow managed to lift his spirits as well as his outlook. Owen believes that their encounter was not as random as he first suspected. And when his wifeís condition takes an unexpected turn, everything that has taken place since the dog has entered his life becomes clear.
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Influenced by the works of Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Harlan Ellison, and Theodore Sturgeon, he began writing in his early teens. He's also a James Bond fanatic and has read every Ian Fleming novel. As a boy, he was inspired by "The Twilight Zone," and focused on horror and sci-fi as well as suspense. He also loves humor, frequently including it in his stories, as evidenced in his DEMON CHASER series of five novels. His novels, WAGON DRIVER, AND DARKNESS FELL, and AFTER DARKNESS FELL, all focus on futuristic dystopian societies. APPRENTICE and STEPPING OUT OF MY GRAVE deal with death, and are both spiced with humor. His FUNNY DETECTIVE series is another example of his humorous take on death. His novel, IN ANOTHER REALM, deals with a world only our subconscious could be aware of. A RIPPLE IN TIME, AWAKENED, and YESTERDAY'S JOURNEY are tales dealing with illusion and the imagination. COLORS, FATAL INNOCENCE, ESCAPE CLAUSE, BEYOND RECOGNITION, BEYOND GUILT, and REDEMPTION are all suspense stories. Many of his stories take place in Orlando, Florida, where he lived and worked for more than twenty years.