Marco Torres is growing up in Chicago with something unworldly going on in his mind. He likes a good horror story, except when it's his own. He didn't want a crazy label put on him, so he goes to a local library for research. After his studies come up short, he starts to see ghostly visions of a crazed homeless man whom he thinks wants to harm him.
For a short time, Marco's affliction and the visions cease. He thinks he's back to normal until he's almost killed by the same crazed man.
As Marco gets older, his horror intensifies. He does the best he can and tries to become a writer after high school. He drinks heavily, but a move to San Diego for a quick stint in the Navy somewhat cleans up his act. That is, until his affliction becomes a problem again.
Eventually, Marco flips when his path crosses with a mystery couple who have the same abnormality. They gain his trust the hard way, as he discovers they worked for the government. Afterwards, the new friends go on various adventures including a murder investigation. Will Marco learn to harness his rare ability without getting himself killed?
Breach of Consciousness has been edited by Michael Garrett, who has been an editor for Stephen King.
Reviews for Breach Of Consciousness
Peter Castillo's writing style is simple and direct and, as such, it is as if Marco is speaking to readers personally. Narrated in the first person perspective, the story comes out astonishingly real and vivid. - Maria Beltran (Writer)
Bravo! Castillo's plot is credible and moving. Breach of Consciousness is a brilliant and probing debut novel, and it's most highly recommended. - Jack Magnus (Writer)
The best description of this novel is "intermittently fast paced." Breach of Consciousness captured my attention and held it. All in all, it's a solid effort and a very marketable story. - Geoff Baggett (Writer/Historian)
Peter Castillo is a great storyteller and I enjoyed the way he used the first person narrative, the ability to draw readers into the narrator's worldview and perception of reality without sacrificing the point of view of other characters. Breach of Consciousness is a well-written and polished work that is highly entertaining. - Romuald Dzemo (Columnist)
This story is very suspenseful because each chapter is a buildup of questions. I enjoyed Marco's determination to figure out what was going on in his life. This story had a few shocking moments throughout the narrative, and it was very well written. - Tiffany Davis (Social Worker)
FICTION THAT STAYS WITH YOU.
Problems only exist in the human mind. Anthony de Mello
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