STONEPORT is a work of literary fiction, a story of love and betrayal
between psychotherapists, an account of ethical misconduct within the
behavioral health care industry, and a far-reaching inquiry into the
nature of mind.
Marriage counselor Eli Fox has always been led by the commander -- a
persona within his mind who guides him through his waking thoughts. Eli
trusts his commander implicitly, for he has proven to be a protector and
master strategist. At the historic Stoneport Institute of Psychiatry,
Eli supervises psychiatric resident, Meagan Rush, as they conduct
sessions with troubled couples, study intimacy between the sexes, and
debate the interplay of Eastern and Western psychology. But when they
decide to become their own interpersonal experiment, honesty gives rise
to passion and reopens childhood wounds in both of them, triggering a
devastating chain of events.
Worse yet, the Institute is in the midst of an HMO takeover led by the
oily Clayton Beauregard, whose main interest is in maximizing company
profits. In an effort to reduce claims, his company engages in unethical
practices with innocent patients as its victims. He tries to restrict
patient care, trivialize the practice of psychotherapy, and suppress
evidence of company culpability in a tragic suicide. As chaos swirls
around him, Eli is forced to rely on an innate intelligence well beyond
the range of his commander.
More than two dozen characters populate this novel, including
therapists, patients, and townspeople. Dr. Nigel Charles is compiling an
encyclopedia of the mind and fearlessly defends the lineage of the
field of psychotherapy. Female Sensei Dakota Wrenn, Meagan's martial
arts instructor and Eli's sailing guide, guards a deeper wisdom and
finally leads them to find their sanity.
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Published May 14, 2012
Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense.