Thriller & Noir
Thomas & Mercer
Adam Southward is a philosophy graduate with a professional background in IT, working in both publishing and the public sector. He lives on the south coast of England with his young family.
Estonian, French, German, Latvian, Lithuanian, Serbian, Spanish
Three university scientists are found dead in a gruesome murder-suicide, and the only suspect in the case, Victor Lazar, is quickly captured. When the spate of violent suicides follows him to prison he is moved to solitary confinement, reserved for the highest-risk inmates. And then his assigned psychologist inexplicably takes his own life.Alex Madison, a former forensic psychologist turned private therapist, is brought in to interview Victor. He suspects that Victor is controlling his victims, somehow coaxing them into a suggestive trance. It seems like science fiction, but as Alex digs deeper he uncovers a frightening reality of secret research and cruel experimentation--and the perpetrators are closer to home than he could ever have imagined.Too late, Alex learns the true extent of what Victor is capable of--and who he's after. With everything he holds dear at risk, can Alex take control of a dangerous mind--before it takes control of him?
"A tense, original thriller that perfectly blends the nail-biting suspense and shocks of Silence of the Lambs and Shutter Island." --John Marrs, bestselling author of When You Disappeared