|Steve Hammons is the author of two novels about a U.S. Government and military joint-service research team investigating unusual phenomena. MISSION INTO LIGHT and the sequel LIGHT'S HAND introduce readers to the ten women and men of the "Joint Reconnaissance Study Group" and their exciting adventures exploring the unknown. Both novels are available from the Barnes & Noble Web site, bn.com, and other booksellers worldwide. Visit Steve's website at navyseals.com
New novel 'The Wanderers' takes readers
on road trip in the afterlifeby Steve Hammons
Posted: 18:05 April 1, 2007
In the new novel THE WANDERERS by Naomi Gladish Smith, a diverse group of people find themselves in the afterlife, and learning to navigate this surprisingly familiar, yet unique dimension.
|Naomi Gladish Smith
Maggie is a 20-year-old gymnast, Frank is a former Chicago police detective and Kate is a university instructor.
They, and several other main characters, find themselves thrown together in this new environment – or was there a plan for them to become “wanderers” together?
For readers who are interested in life after death, near-death experiences and questions about an afterlife, THE WANDERERS offers a fascinating view of what we might face in this other existence.
Some of Smith’s characters literally wake up to a new reality when they find themselves in an apparent hospital of some kind.
They vaguely recall the accidents or medical conditions that landed them there. But this health care facility turns about to be something entirely different.
Gradually, Maggie, Frank and Kate as well as Patrick, Ryan, Marjorie, Sven and Clare, all realize that the injuries and illnesses they experienced were actually “fatal,” that they have passed on and are now in a transition in the afterlife.
Each one of them, and the many others they meet along the way, are continuing to learn and grow in this new world. The lessons are sometimes mysterious and challenging to fully comprehend.
This environment, like the one they knew, is filled with apparent dangers and deception as well as beauty and opportunity.
They also learn that we truly reap what we sow, and the consequences of our beliefs, attitudes and actions can be quite significant.
As they travel together on a road trip of discovery, these wanderers see different destinations where many other people find themselves trapped.
To continue moving toward advanced understanding, the characters sometimes must be quick learners and use courage and “street smarts” in this spiritual world.