Into The Light

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Sometimes in life you have to risk everything.

She left him a broken man teetering on the brink of madness. He had fully expected to remain in that condition for the rest of his life. But one night, in a dark and filthy alley, fate sent him another reason to hope. In the midst of his deepest despair, he found a purpose far greater than himself and in the process discovered the true meaning of happiness. And now, with his heart again dreaming, he had a plan; a plan that would ...

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Overview

Sometimes in life you have to risk everything.

She left him a broken man teetering on the brink of madness. He had fully expected to remain in that condition for the rest of his life. But one night, in a dark and filthy alley, fate sent him another reason to hope. In the midst of his deepest despair, he found a purpose far greater than himself and in the process discovered the true meaning of happiness. And now, with his heart again dreaming, he had a plan; a plan that would give him a life beyond his wildest fantasies. But there were three things standing in his way; the police who hunted him, the Russians he would steal from, and the man he had sworn to kill.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598002201
  • Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/12/2006
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 1.06 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 5.00 (d)

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My mind and heart had been locked to tender feelings since childhood. The only breech in my armor had come with my obsession for Christine. That tiny opening had sealed itself back soon enough with her betrayal. To be honest it wasn’t so much her betrayal as it was my inability to win her. No matter, really. After the loss of that dream, the only dream I had ever put words to, my soul had slammed shut so tightly that I was sure there would be no other entry allowed for the rest of my life.I had been determined to never expose myself again to the pain, the heartache of rejection. The level of pain was simply too great to survive again, too consuming to risk a second time. The only way I saw to avoid it was to keep myself away from all sources of temptation. I had thought myself resigned to a solitary life. After all, it was simply more of the same for me. There was really no need for high drama. Once the madness receded, I was able to reason that I could continue my life alone. It was theoretically impossible to miss something I had never had, so I would be fine, I told myself. How quickly the mind can change. Those arguments had seemed valid at the time perhaps because I had needed them for my sanity. I was now forced to entertain the very real possibility that I had manufactured the notion of my sealed heart, when in fact, it had lain wide open all along, just waiting for an opportunity to grasp the first passing chance to feel.
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  • Posted March 16, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Redemption for Erik, the Phantom

    If you are a Phantom fan, you will enjoy reading this book by Ms. Whitehead. She uses some of the same characters from the musical and movie and introduces us to new characters who become involved in Erik's life after the Opera House burns. The story flows very nicely from one scene to the next until the reader reaches the book's final page. I enjoy reading the book and in my view, this book will be a fine addition to any one's library.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2007

    A reviewer

    A really different ending that I really enjoyed--but I won't tell you! He is still an angry guy and has needs to find ethical and moral character but the way she writes about him, it fits with what you see from the movie--although I fell in love with the play first. I got the feeling that he was going to eventually become an okay guy, which is the ending I want. There are some writing problems, too but it is still well worth reading.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2007

    beautiful.

    so heartfelt and full of love. a truely touching story. Once i started the book I could not put it down. A Splended book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2006

    This book is in a word - Ideal

    A fascinating take on the Phantom of the Opera, after the Fire. Already a larger than life personality, Ms. Whitehead gives greater dimension, texture and depth to the persona that is The Phantom. She takes us along as he discovers a wealth of feelings he was not aware he possessed. Not only through emotional, physical and moral challenges, but the realization that he has genuine support, in the form of friendship, respect, concern and true affection from those who have touched and been touched by his life. A satisfying and rewarding read. I highly recommend. Here's hoping Ms. Whitehead will grace us with more of her inspired writing.

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    Posted August 30, 2009

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