By Thomas Locke
Published by Revell
ISBN# 978-0-8007-2433-7
384 Pages

BACK COVER: Reese Clawson's work is mind-bending--literally. Her company specializes in global data analysis for an elite group of industry executives, and now a lucrative government contract is moving her into the realm of cutting-edge intelligence gathering. She is determined to crack the limits of consciousness--and in doing so, the boundaries of secrets and lies. But her experiment crashes as test subjects slide into a coma-like state. Reese is left scrambling to maintain control, drawing three disparate people into the search for answers--an adrenaline-amped thrill junkie with altered brain chemistry, an Italian scientist working on remote-viewing technology, and a math prodigy whose algorithms subvert
computer encryption.

Will this piecemeal team prevail when a government operative is sent to investigate? As the threads of perception and reality become tangled and even time it self-twists in unexpected directions, one warning remains clear: what you don't know can kill you.

With a concept so daring and writing so gripping, readers will swiftly fall under the spell of Thomas Locke's endlessly creative mind. This thrilling psychological journey into the very nature of causation and consciousness will leave them turning the pages and grasping for solid ground.

REVIEW: Trial Run is the first in the series. Be sure to grab Double Edge for FREE where ebooks are sold. It's the prequel to Trial Run. This novel ends in a cliff hanger but don't feel bad. Thomas Locke is working on book two to have it out by the summer of 2016. Here's a peek into the beginning of Trial Run. 

Trent Majors asks Shane Schearer to trust him. “I’m asking that you trust me long enough to see for yourself that this is for real.”

Shane can’t believe this guy has just walked up to her and knew so much about her. “You’re a business student. You’re bored. You’re an orphan. You’re broke.”

Shane replies, “Are you stalking me?”

“Absolutely not!”

“I’m going to take your picture now.”

“Turn to the left.” She snapped a second picture of his face. “Now the other way. Get your hair out of the way.”

…”Go ahead…my phone number and email address are on the back of this sheet.”

“What is this?”

“An algorithm.”

“Which is what exactly.”

“An algorithm is a mathematical interpretation of reality. A computer algorithm provides physical in put through a series of instructions that form an electromagnetic structure the computer can understand.”

“This is an algorithm for computer games. Do you game?”

“Shane didn’t game and hadn’t a clue as to why anyone would want to know about algorithm’s; but then he tells her about quantum computing. She sits up straight in her chair. This was a life changer.”

Buckle up for this heart-bounding suspense story that is not like anything I’ve read. This author grabs readers’ heart, expands their mind and has their emotions racing right from the get go.  It kind of reminded me of some aspects of the Matrix and Avatar in how humans plugged into something and left their body to go somewhere else. Thomas Locke pulls out all the stops and takes readers on a fun wild ride you won't want to miss. 

I recently had the honor of meeting Thomas Locke/Davis Bunn at the ICRS in Orlando in June 2015.

TBCN (The Book Club Network we be promoting Trial Run. Revell will be giving away 5 copies of this book starting August 20th and I'll have an interview with this author with fun pictures. Can't wait to see you there!!

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