A man in a wheelchair crosses the path of a family in a van, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The ensuing wreck results in the deaths of a woman and her daughter, the surviving husband/father bent on a path of revenge toward men in wheelchairs, launching him into a lust for murder. Bill Colón, diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and forced to use a wheelchair on occasion, attends a support group whose members are falling prey to the crazed serial killer. His brother-in-law, Luis Ortiz is the homicide detective assigned to the case.
In time, Luis and Bill realize that Bill, too, is a target and must take action to bring this killing spree to an end. The killer, his intended victim and a pair of brothers whose lives have traveled in opposite directions, all converge in a desolate warehouse to confront each other.
Feel the hatred of a cold-blooded killer and the fear in his victims, who have already been relegated to a life of loss.
Frank Cáceres writes of Bill Colon with the passion and commitment of one who truly knows as Frank was diagnosed with MS in 1996. He uses his own experiences to add the touches necessary to make the book so real you'll feel you're right there. Frank paints a picture of the disease, not in a preachy or poor me way, but in an informative, hey look at me, I am a survivor kind of way. It's uplifting and suspenseful at the same time.
CHRONIC NIGHTS is suspense with a twist. Excellent read.
On a scale of 1 to 5, I give it a 4.6!
Cynthia Lea Clark, Psy.D.