When B.J., a happily married man, suddenly begins having increasingly violent but very lifelike nightmares about experiences in Germany that he knows cannot be true because he has never been there, he realizes that something horrific is taking over his mind, although no one will believe him.
When Stan Halsey and his wife, Valerie, venture to the Middle East, she suddenly disappears, as does all paperwork attesting to her very existence, and both the American and Saudi Arabian governments refuse to investigate.
Now both B.J. and Stan Halsey, unknown to each other, sensing a government cover up of some kind, realize that they alone must find the truth behind their terrible ordeals before it is too late.
If you love fast-paced international thrillers, then take on COVERT DREAMS. It is like "reading Robert Ludlum and the Bourne series" (Dale Roberts).
From the author of DEADLY EYES, a thrilling Caribbean mystery.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. What inspired you to write Covert Dreams?
Mike. I love a good mystery. I like to be thrilled. In addition, I have always been intrigued by the relationship the United States has had with Saudi Arabia, one of the most restrictive societies in the world, where I have been a personal witness to the fact that life here and life there is as different as being on two separate planets. What we take here for a given is nearly always a no-no there.
The area of parapsychology has always intrigued me, and where better to deal with something such as this than in a very hidden-from-the-rest-of-the-world location. The mixture of live and let live as practiced in Bavarian Munich, coupled with the fervent zeal of Arabia, enhanced by American involvement--and the plot just seemed to thicken, drawing me into it as I wrote, without my ever knowing precisely where or how it would end, but loving every minute of it.
Q. What writing technique of yours are you most proud of?
Mike. My answer can be summed up by one of the many readers who have left reviews on my Amazon website: "One last point: at the end of most of the chapters the author used an unusual and effective technique that really won my respect. I felt I was in the hands of a master. Terrific book. I would recommend it to anyone." This particular review really had an effect on me since I had worked extremely hard to perfect this specific technique.
Since COVERT DREAMS has two alternating stories that are linked in a horrifying way at the end, I wanted to keep the reader in suspense the entire journey. I especially wanted to ensure that this would be a page-turner. So what I did was to link each chapter together with endings that would titillate the reader, making one want to hurry on to see what was going to happen next.
Q. Is there anything else you would like your readers to know?
Mike. The locales I write about are real. For instance, COVERT DREAMS is set primarily in Munich and in Saudi Arabia. I have lived and studied in Germany, and I know Munich as well as I know the back of my own hands. Also, I was a college professor at the University of Petroleum and Minerals, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. I have traveled extensively throughout Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.
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Published January 13, 2014
by Pacific Books.
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Political & Social Sciences.