About the Book
The year is 1970. The "Summer Love" was only three years before. The "Woodstock Generation" is in full bloom. Mike Ridley has a job working the night shift at the State Mental Hospital... the men's section of Pima Ward... "Psycho Central." Only fourteen months earlier, Ridley awakened in restraints on the floor of the Phoenix Police Station, battered and beaten by two hits of green double-dome acid... his mind hung out to dry on Main Street in Hell. Now he's in charge of a whole ward of patients who are clinging to reality... just as he is himself. What he finds behind the walls of the State Mental Hospital is much more than expected... a doorway to something far greater than his fragile and fractured eighteen-year-old mind could ever imagine...
About the Author
RICK RYAN is a multi-award-winning songwriter whose works have been featured in numerous films and TV shows. His song “Shadowland” co-written with Graham Nash and Joe Vitale, appeared on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s platinum album, American Dream.
In 2013, Rick was a guest speaker in Dallas commemorating the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination, during which his song and video presentation “Childhood’s End” was screened.
This is his first novel.