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Kent Horner's New Book "Beyond Cumberland Gap" is a Tale Of Hallucinations and Reality for a Brain-Injured Soldier Returning Home with Obstacles and Hopes for His Future


Kent Horner's New Book "Beyond Cumberland Gap" is a Tale Of Hallucinations and Reality for a Brain-Injured Soldier Returning Home with Obstacles and Hopes for His Future

Recent release "Beyond Cumberland Gap" from Page Publishing author Kent Horner is a gripping and action-packed drama starring a combat veteran whose battle-inflicted brain injury presents a serious risk to his health and future. A second violent attack, however, offers Sergeant Travis Morgan a link to time-traveling hallucinations that ultimately help him achieve his loftiest goals.

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SCOTTSBORO, Ala., Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Kent Horner, an outdoor, scientific, and literary writer with a PhD in biology from Auburn University formerly working in administration at Northeast Alabama Community College, has completed his book "Beyond Cumberland Gap": a time-hopping fantasy that finds an injured soldier traveling through centuries of American history.

Kent shares, "'Another traumatic blow to your head may cause hallucinations ranging from brilliancy to absurdity,' said the brain surgeon at the Landstuhl Medical Center in Germany where Staff Sergeant Travis Morgan first received medical evaluation following a mortar blast in Afghanistan. That explosion wounded Travis and killed Mojo, his German shepherd patrol dog. Three years later, Travis received such a severe whack when Bruno Tron, a strong, young Al Capone imitator, hoped to become rich by shooting the two security officers and robbing their armored truck at a Walmart Super Center near Neosho, Missouri. The robber, a self-proclaimed squatter, intended to use the Morgan family wilderness upon the Ozark Plateau to receive aerial drug drops flown from Mexico. Thus Travis, his father, mother, and Honcho, their family dog, must be eliminated.

After whacking Travis over his skull with a sack of stolen quarters at Walmart, Bruno tossed him into a sinkhole on the Morgan family wilderness and used the $400,000 for his start into crime. Travis's hallucinating back and forth through time and space helped: the founding fathers within the colonial era, George Washington winning the American Revolutionary War, Daniel Boone cutting through Cumberland Gap into Kentucky, Lewis and Clark finding the Pacific Ocean, and Wells-Fargo starting stagecoach routes to California. His Grandma's skeleton, sitting with her back to wall of the sinkhole, enabled Travis's two-way communications by way of his hallucinations. Ironically, Bruno Tron met an unusual fate. However, after his rescue, Travis realized his dream of lecturing about colonial history at the University of Virginia, his alma mater, buying a house, and marrying the beautiful brunette, Abby Principe, his childhood sweetheart."

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Kent Horner's book is an engaging novel blending a dramatic modern crime story with riveting historical fiction.

Readers who wish to experience this engrossing work can purchase "Beyond Cumberland Gap" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

About Page Publishing:

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