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on June 2, 2011
A book that is difficult to evaluate. All too obviously written by an amateur, with minimal editing, quite brief, it nonetheless may be worth your while, depending on what you're looking for. The first 86% (the Kindle edition doesn't have page numbers) is a recounting of Lani's life first as a firefighter and then as a law enforcement officer, first in Florida, then in New York City. Those pages are an easy, fast read, and you can imagine that the rough notes a young Joseph Wambaugh might have made when he was with the Los Angeles police department would have contained similar details and stories of police work.
Only the last 14% of the book covers Lani's exploration and development of his psychic abilities following a quite serious heart attack. When you finally get to those chapters, the immersion in the details of his long police career does add a certain credibility lacking in most paranormal books of this nature.
Am I sorry I paid $10 for the Kindle download and spending a few hours reading the book? My answer is a borderline "no". As I say, it depends on what you're looking for. I could make a pretty long list of similar books by bigger names that I've paid more for which I wound up considering a waste of time and money. If you need an unpretentious story told by an average Joe about what happens when the other world starts appearing and speaking to him, then give it a try. Another plus: Lani includes a number of his own "spirit photographs."