Some folks in the small town of Canandaigua, New York, said John Merritt had a death wish. Maybe they were right. Why else would he be ice fishing after a warm spell had thinned out the lake's frozen crust?
After an almost predictable plunge through the surface, he's saved by a team of medical experts who specialize in salvaging victims of cold water drowning. But the aftermath of John's recovery, filled with ghostly visions and uncontrollable changes in his behavior, causes him to question his own sanity. Could all this be the result of his near-death experience, or is something far more sinister afoot?
About Mike Owens (Virginia Beach, Virginia Author)
Mike Owens was born in a small North Carolina town, nearby Winston-Salem being the closest identifiable landmark. He claims to bleed Tar Heel Blue, having received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. He topped off the educational effort with an MFA degree in creative writing from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.
During his years of medical practice he worked extensively with hospice programs, and his writing themes involve the often-contentious interaction of medical science and medical ethics. His latest work, SCREWED, published by The Wild Rose Press, is his first venture into the world of steamy romance. He lives in Norfolk, VA with wife, Marilyn, and the ghost of their beloved Weimaraner, Molly.