MEETING AT MIDNIGHT
Ben McClain skids off an icy road over a ravine and finds himself dangling precariously in the cab of his pickup truck, but he never for a moment gives in to the pain. Instead he climbs up the ravine and into the arms of a woman he thinks could be an angel. When he discovers she's a former waitress who took paramedic training, he realizes he may owe her his life. As he recovers, his affection for Seely grows into much more. Eileen Wilks' decision to write Meeting at Midnight (1) from only Ben's point of view creates what ultimately is a dry and one-dimensional story. Long passages of narrative, and internal dialogue also bog down the story and make it hard to stay engaged in it.