"I had to force myself to put it down lest I couldn't get up in the morning. Your writing style is unbelievably crisp and vivid..." T. Brown
The love of Reade's life, Alex, lay in a coma showing no signs of awakening.
And Reade put him there.
Alex loved life. His smile was contagious. He was gay, out and proud,
never hiding his sexuality. Reade was not. Living under the thumb
of his tyrant father Harrold, Reade could never be gay - "Harrold would
not permit his son to be a fag."
His unwillingness to stand up to Harrold and claim his life was the topic of
repeated arguments between Reade and Alex- including that night in the
car. Losing control of his temper and the car caused Reade to drive off
the road and down an embankment. The near fatal crash put Reade in the
hospital with severe injuries and put Alex into a coma.
They say people in a coma have vivid dreams. In Alex's coma-induced dream
he has awakened in an alternate reality, found his loving partner, and is living his ideal life.
Weeks in the hospital has given Reade time to think. Does he stand up to
Harrold, knowing he will lose his sizable inheritance and his job in Harrold's
company? Or does he walk away from the man he loves?
They say people in a coma can hear you talking to them. Can Alex hear
Reade telling him about the fight he had with his father? Will Alex
understand that the man he loves has given up everything to be by his side?
Will Alex want to leave his wonderful dream to return to Reade?
"This is a love story, poignant and tender, told with sensitivity by an
author who cares deeply about his characters and their plight.
In Death He Lives is a romance unlike any other, sweeping the
reader between two worlds -- the real and the imagined."