Through the unpredictability of war and its aftermath, a decorated Marine sergeant and a world-trotting war photographer became friends, their bond forged as they patrolled together through the dusty alleyways of Helmand province and camped side by side in the desert. But when Sergeant T. J. Brennan was injured during a Taliban ambush, he and conflict photographer Finbarr O'Reilly returned home, each to face the fallout of war in his own way. Their friendship offered them both a shot at redemption. Shooting Ghosts looks at the horrors of war directly but then turns to a journey that draws on our growing understanding, of what recovery takes, charting the ways two survivors have found to calm the ghosts and reclaim a measure of peace. Book jacket.