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Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 12th 1988 by Ballantine Books (first published May 21st 1987)
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Katherine
Aug 07, 2013 Katherine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I first read "Shades of Gray" when it first came out in paperback in the late '80s - and read it and re-read it many times. One of the few ghost stories I've ever really liked, and I always thought it a shame that it went out of print. I found out in June that it was returning as an ebook, and have been eagerly looking forward to downloading it on my Kindle.

"Shades of Gray" is a tightly plotted, character-driven story with memorable characters like Sam and Maggie, Liam and Track. It's thoughtful
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G.k. Fields
May 11, 2009 G.k. Fields rated it it was amazing
Best ghost story I have read. Something is haunting West Point. It's up to three officer instructors from B.S.&L. (Behavioral sciences & Leadership -- AKA Bull Sh__& Lies) divsion to explore the problem and solve it. People shooting at them they're used to but this --!
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Oct 10, 2011 GCB-LovesGoodBooks rated it it was amazing
Really quite wonderful and scary ghost story.
Katherine
Feb 09, 2014 Katherine rated it it was amazing
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I first read "Shades of Gray" when it first came out in paperback in the late '80s - and read it and re-read it many times. One of the few ghost stories I've ever really liked, and I always thought it a shame that it went out of print. I found out in June that it was returning as an ebook, and have been eagerly looking forward to downloading it on my Kindle.

"Shades of Gray" is a tightly plotted, character-driven story with memorable characters like Sam and Maggie, Liam and Track. It's thoughtful
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Henry
Aug 31, 2015 Henry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book is one of my favorite ghost stories, and came out in the late 1980's. I've read it twice and found it chilling, especially as the novel is founded upon true events. The setting of West Point up in New York state's Hudson Valley, both in the early 1840's and now, can be unsettling, especially after dark. Highly recommended!
Tracy Macfarlane
I read this when it was first written. When you have lived in those barracks, the book is more than a story.
Naomi
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My opinion: Probably one of the most unusual ghost stories I have ever read. I must admit that it did take me a bit of time to get into it due to the constant military reference, as I mostly read the typical haunted house, particulary from the English moor ghost stories.

Once I got into the flow of this book, I whipped through it because it was so engrossing.
Debby
Aug 11, 2011 Debby rated it it was amazing
My brother graduated from West Point in 1990 and told me about this book. The author was an instructor of his. Very credible scary account of hauntings on this historic campus.
Helen
Aug 20, 2013 Helen rated it liked it
I enjoyed the story, but all the psycho babble got in the way and made it quite a hard read!
Rene
Dec 05, 2012 Rene rated it really liked it
great ghost story
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Tim O'Neill served in the United States Army for twenty-six years, from Viet Nam through Desert Storm, and was a member of the permanent faculty at West point for fifteen years. He is a recognized expert in applied camouflage, and holds multiple patents in the field. He has been a business executive, a defense consultant, and trained foreign special operations soldiers in the Arab Emirates.

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