I'm happy to report that the first reviews of Shooting Ghosts, by my clients Finbarr O'Reilly and T.J. Brennan, are in, and they're pretty darned great.
A starred review in Publisher's Weekly:
"In this well-written account of dealing with war trauma, a still-taboo subject for many in the military, Brennan and O’Reilly, a retired Marine Corps sergeant and a battle-hardened photojournalist, respectively, confront the manner in which they were consumed by the hell of warfare and saved by the power of words and pictures. ... Brennan and O’Reilly strip away any misplaced notions of glamour, bravery, and stoicism to craft an affecting memoir of a deep friendship."
And an admiring one from Kirkus:
"In this poignant memoir penned in alternating points of view by two very different participants in America’s war in Afghanistan, the authors achieve a shared sense of emotional and physical trauma. ... The authors effectively reveal how they moved beyond the 'fog of war.' ... A courageous breaking of the code of silence to seek mental health for veterans and the war-scarred."
Pub date: August 22!