A celebrated physician develops a device that can block neural activity in specific regions of the human brain, thus stimulating its natural ability to reorganize. But over time, the resulting adaptation becomes exaggerated, then all consuming. Now, a serial killer, who exposed himself to the brain-altering effects of this device, is using it for his own purposes. When the St. Louis-based Ruger-Phillips company assigns one of their new hires, psychologist Sam Price, to a seemingly straightforward assessment of this technology, no one expects trouble. The reality of the situation, however, proves much different. Sam and his inexperienced team are plunged into a world where they will have to use everything they know to find the truth in a tangle of inconsistencies, constantly shifting circumstances, and death. As they come closer to understanding the device and what it has done, they start to wonder - is there any chance they will be able to convince anyone of a truth they can hardly believe themselves?
Bruce Perrin is a psychologist and researcher with more than 35 years of experience in his field. After short stints working on a federally funded research project with the Kansas City, MO Police Department and a software engineering job at Kansas State University, Bruce went back to school at K-State for his PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. A 29-year career at the Boeing Company followed, during which he led research and development projects in areas ranging from artificial intelligence to virtual reality. Now retired from Boeing, he lives with his wife in St. Louis, MO, and writes whenever he has time.