Book Review: Dreamer by Phillip L. Davidson




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Is the Dreamer good or evil? As war looms between Britain and Argentina over the barren Falkland Islands, Major David Elliott is having nightmares. Long ago, in a dark jungle near Cambodia, he failed to do his duty. That duty was to execute a member of his team. David s weakness eventually led to his team s capture. Tortured by the Viet Cong, they revealed the dark secrets of the CIA s Phoenix program. Forced to leave the service in disgrace, his men now live in the darkness . What do the dreams mean for them? David s wife, Sonia, sees them as harbingers of evil things to come. A revolutionary in Argentina before the war, she escaped to America and became a citizen. Now, Captain Alvarez, head of the Argentine Secret Police, wants her back. He devises a plan that lures her into returning to Argentina where she is imprisoned on Los Estados Island. Meanwhile, a mystical creature has summoned David and his former team to gather once more to honor the covenant, a pact they made with each other when they believed their lives were coming to an end. Together, with an errant priest, Father Perez, they reluctantly agree to assault Los Estados and free Sonia. As they travel across Mexico, Central and South America, they encounter the CIA, Contras in Nicaragua, the M-19 narco terrorist group and the United States Navy; while all along being shadowed by the mystical entity. Is the entity God or Satan? Will submitting to the will of the entity allow David and his men to stand in the light of men once again? Is the Dreamer good or evil? You decide.

“Dreamer” is a tale of redemption, honor, courage, belief in God and betrayal!


My Review

Dreamer  by Phillip Davidson

Dreamer is definitely an interesting book. It is more of a military, mercenary type story. I have read thrillers, and this book to seem to be more of a war story.  The story is broken up in three parts, the first part was really confusing to me, I wasn’t even sure if I would finish the book.   I had a very hard time figuring what time period they were talking about. There was flash back to Vietnam and then to the 80’s and maybe present day, not sure on that. I think most of it was centered on the 80s.

I won’t go into detail on the story as you can read it in the synopsis. But basically a story of a Man whose wife is Kidnapped and how it is put together to get her back. There is plenty of adventure and mystical things happening.  Some parts were easy to follow and others were not so easy. Even the ending was good, I think, it left me still not knowing for sure how it ended.

I am glad I read it, and gave a look into a different world, being the military and what happens. If you like Military, war, and adventure this book is for you.

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“I’m wondering what to read next.” — Matilda, Roald Dahl

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