A young U.S. Army officer who’s served in Afghanistan finds himself suffering from intermittent bouts of “hysterical” temporary blindness due to impossible and deadly orders he was forced to obey by high command in the field. When he’s reunited with his fiancée in a military hospital in Germany after being separated for more than year, the couple are encouraged by doctors to travel to Venice, Italy together. There, amongst the canals and the cafes, they try to rekindle their love and fight off their personal demons while trying to comprehend the enormity of the heartbreaking role they now must play in love and war.
About The Author:
Vincent Zandri is the No. 1 International Bestselling author of THE INNOCENT, GODCHILD, THE REMAINS, MOONLIGHT FALLS, CONCRETE PEARL, MOONLIGHT RISES and SCREAM CATCHER. He is also the author of the bestselling digital shorts, PATHOLOGICAL and MOONLIGHT MAFIA. Harlan Coben has described his novels as “…gritty, fast-paced, lyrical and haunting,” while the New York Post called THE INNOCENT, “Sensational…Masterful…Brilliant!” In March, April and May of 2011, he sold more than 100,000 Kindle E-Book editions of his novels. In September 2011, he signed a major deal with Thomas and Mercer of Amazon for the publication of his new novel, Murder by Moonlight, and the re-publication of many of his back-list titles, including The Innocent and The Remains. Zandri’s list of publishers also include Delacorte, Dell, StoneHouse Ink and StoneGate Ink. An MFA in Writing graduate of Vermont College, Zandri’s work is translated into many languages including the Dutch, Russian and Japanese. An adventurer, foreign correspondent, and freelance photo-journalist for RT, Globalspec, IBTimes and more, he lives in New York.
Many of you know that Vincent Zandri writes suspenseful, thrilling novels. I was super excited to learn that he took a turn with the romance realm and wrote a short story on it. I was pleased with what I read! While I normally expect twists and turns at every angle from a Zandri novel, this short story still left me in awe.
This short story is a fast read, and will hook you from the start. It’s a story filled with the aftermath of war, the devastation it can reek on one’s character, and the consequences that sometimes have to be paid. But, mixed in with that, it’s about finding oneself in the midst of tragedy. Focused on the blindness that can occur when someone witnesses a tragedy beyond belief, this story centers on coming to terms with actions,finding out what love truly means by standing by someone you love, and ‘seeing’ the simplest things in life that we tend to take for granted.
If you are looking for a fast paced, enjoyable quick read to pass that wait in the doctor’s office, or carpool line, grab a copy of another fantabulous Zandri work. You’ll be blown away at his ability to write in another genre other than his thrilling suspense. Four Book worthy and highly recommended! Great job, Vincent!