Pipe Dreams

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Pipe Dreams

Authored by Greg Krehbiel

Pipe Dreams is an urban fantasy story set in and around Washington, D.C.

John Matthews is sliding into depression and alcoholism from his grief over the death of his wife, Jillian Collins. Now the mysterious discovery of his grandfather's pipe has made matters worse. Smoking that pipe has awakened something in his mind and he's begun to have lucid dreams about his dead wife, which have progressed from disturbing dreams to daytime visions. He's seeing her in a downtown D.C. park. John is torn between wild hopes that he might have some way to reconnect with Jillian and his concern that it's all a delusion.

Meanwhile, a dangerous old man with obscure family connections is trying to interfere, and the more John investigates the deeper his illness becomes. His psychologist is getting increasingly concerned about his mental state, and when someone reports him as a "national security threat" for his increasingly odd behavior, John faces the prospect of being involuntarily drugged or committed.

Can he find the secret of the pipe, and of his dreams, before he goes mad? Will he find a way to let go of Jillian, or ... is it possible he might even find her?

From Amazon.com reviews -- "... this was one of the best reads in this genre in a very long time. Great character development that continues to draw you into the story... highly recommend!"

"If you enjoy a Twilight Zone type of story this one is for you."

"Great for pipe lovers or sci-fi fans who like real character depth and local color."

Publication Date:
0692235787 / 9780692235782
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Fantasy / Urban Life

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