The Trials of Adrian Wheeler by Steve Shear
A magnetic read!!
What a magnetically powerful story in The Trials of Adrian Wheeler by Steve Shear. I am a big fan of this author! Whatever this author writes, I read. The characters had a lot of depth and were very intense and raw. Adrian's story is written with passion, and emotion, especially how the war is perceived. It's a different world for soldiers when they return from active duty. They have to get used to living a civilian life or staying with the military. I read a lot of stories, and I love the different writing styles and storytelling abilities. This author had a passionate and truthful writing style, and indeed can show stories. The artwork is impeccable, and describes the emotions of the author, and this very interesting and intense story. Adrian may be a fictional character, but to me, he is unforgettable. He was involved with the deaths of Iraqi women and children, and then he comes home to be put on trial for their murders. It is a very well-written story, and I enjoyed it. It’s one of those embraceable stories. It’s definitely un-put-downable! I like how the story starts with the magnificent words "The Bombing of Baghdad ... Without invitation or fanfare, the sun emerges, ever so quickly, washing away hidden shadows of night, and painting the endless sky streaks of yellow, as crimson clouds explode across the landscape casting their own shadows of darkness, omens that another day may never come..." Wow! Adrian went to a psychiatrist, and had to deal with his limitations, and of course, PTSD. The twists and turns of this story were simply masterful and unpredictable. I can't wait to read the next one in this series. The Trials of Adrian Wheeler is a definite recommendation by Amy's Bookshelf Reviews. I look forward to reading many more stories by this author.