The Dead Years
About the Book
Karl Boyle, a seventeen-year-old, had a tragic diving accident that left him a quadriplegic. Years later he was given a second chance. However he had to answer two questions. What would he be willing to do to get out of his wheelchair? What sacrifices would he be willing to make to have a normal life again? The only way he could have a normal life again was to have a new body. He would have to have a brain transplant. He accepted. When they got a donor body for him it wasn't what he expected. To have a normal life again it would have to be as a woman. He decided it was an acceptable trade off and became Catherine White. After a period of adjustment she met a man and started to fall in love. When everything was going so well a friend of the donor's family recognized her. This led to contact with the donor's family, and a crisis of conscience. She learned of her former life. However, there were the dead years, the years from the time that she left home at eighteen until she woke up as Catherine White at twenty-four. She has no knowledge of these critical six years. Her life was complete, or so she thought, until events made it imperative that she uncover what happened during the dead years.
About the Author
Born 1939 Ft. Worth, Texas. Raised at Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch in the Canadian River Valley 40 miles northwest of Amarillo, Texas. Entered military service December 1956. Served mostly in parachute or light infantry. Served first tour in Vietnam with the Parachute Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 1956-66. Served second tour as an infantry heavy weapons advisor on a Mobile Advisor Team, 1970-71. Have been awarded Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Cross-of-Gallantry (Republic of Vietnam), Combat Infantryman's Badge, Parachute badge, Commando Badge (French Army). Retired from military service July 1977.