This novella was inspired by a phenomenon that kept happening to me shortly after my father died unexpectedly on an operating room table. I kept spotting him everywhere: In the car driving beside me on the highway, in the stands of a hockey stadium and even across the tracks at a train station. I knew it was my imagination -- but, I speculated -- what if it wasn't in my head? What if it actually was him? What if he was still alive, unbeknownst to all his loved ones?

The concept wouldn't leave - but it kept becoming more than a short story but not quite a full length novel, so I kept putting it aside until November 2013 when, committing to write 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I wrote down the ideas that had been swirling inside my mind.

And the result is a Die-Hard styled quick paced thriller.

I've launched this first via Wattpad and have rolled it out for sale via different eRetailer platforms.

The eBook is already up at Kobo. (, as well as at Amazon (

There is a trade paperback print version available as well:

Of course, here on Wattpad, you can enjoy the story entirely for free.  If you like it, I would love if you could leave a review on your favourite place to leave reviews (Amazon, Goodreads, etc). Every single review really does make a difference for an author. Thanks!

Yours in writing,

Mark Leslie