Travis V. Harrington R.
is recently credentialed respiratory therapist working the night shift in an acute care hospital in Houston. While only an hour’s drive south, Houston is a far cry from rural Parrothead, Texas where Travis grew up, and the health care professionals surrounding him are nothing like his ignorant, brutish family. When Travis is not in the ER, he’s caring for comatose patients in the neurological unit. It is a mentally stimulating life that Travis has built for himself; one that offers him a great deal of satisfaction, but little chance to get emotionally involved with anyone. Not patients; nor staff. It's just the way he likes it, but over the next few days, Travis' carefully constructed world will come apart as he comes face to face with the self-doubts and basic inability to trust that keeps him moving silently down the darkened hospital hallways like a phantom.