A tale that combines contemporary, speculative fiction with an ambiguous spirituality. The book explores relationships between lovers, friends, families, and what Powers of Good there may be.
John Sloan is a Marine Corps veteran with a life-long secret that is haunting him. He is a conduit to a healing light that draws him to people on the brink of emotional disintegration, people who are then healed and Helped by this light. His blue-collar world is shattered when he finds that his connection to this anonymous portal has vanished. He is alone, seemingly beyond aid, and in desperate need of a Helping himself.
The novel travels from the gritty Lake Superior port-cities and Indian Reservations of northern Wisconsin to the Jewish neighborhoods of North Miami Beach, Florida—from Parris Island to the war zones of Kuwait and Afghanistan.
This is such a powerful book. When you have the power to do great good, but are continually faced with bad situations, which way do you turn. While this might remind you of Spiderman’s “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility.”, there is so much nuisance in the story, that it’s never that simple.
M.N. Snow does a great job with character development and relationships. Even if the synopsis of the story may not be something you think you would enjoying, reading the way the characters interact and their dialogue is fantastic.
It was a joy to read since it was not something that I’ve felt like I’ve read a million times before, and the twist at the end was a bonus. Do yourself a favor, and buy this one!