"a thightly bound thriller..." --KIRKUSSomething wonderful has happened to Kelly Moore, an EPA microbiologist, since she was treated for depression by Dr. Jack Connor. Her melancholia improves after taking Remtoril, a novel antidepressant, but it's not that simple. She's experiencing an unexpected side effect--wonderfully vivid dreams which lead to a curious enlightenment. But the drug is a Pandora's box. Remtoril has rerouted and rewired her neurochemistry. Kelly's unique "knowing dreams" come at a price--frightening rebound episodes follow the dreams. The subsequent sleep study findings are revealing, but gain the unwanted attention of a black ops agency. With the rebound episodes threatening Kelly's health, Jack is on a mission to find a cure for the woman he has come to love. Their journey will lead them through a shadowy world of blackmail, corporate conspiracy, and covert military operations. And as these forces bear down upon them with a lethal determination, Jack has a flash of insight. Kelly's cure may very well exist--in the past. Journals written by Kelly's great ancestor nearly two centuries before, hint of a cure. Jack and Kelly's epic quest is a poignant and perilous journey, one that leads them to the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, the murky backwaters of Mississippi, and to a barrier island where they discover the secret of a pre-Civil War fort. There, they finally come face to face with the deadly force tasked with protecting a covert agency secretly exploiting the mysteries of the fifth stage.
Intrigue. Romance. Mystery. Dreams.
THE FIFTH STAGE-the stuff that dreams are made of.
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Published December 1, 2012
Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History.