ForeWord Clarion Review: Author and doctor Larry Gattis reveals a highly tuned, vivid imagination in his debut novel. His well-written scenes of mayhem and fatal destruction may be best read during daylight hours, when lines like this one won't result in insomnia: "Joe clawed at the moss surrounding their hands. It was like cable, and the shears would not get underneath the bonds. The thorny plant lacerated Joe's fingers as he pulled at the knots. There were so many tentacles coming through the window now that the origin was impossible to find."