Friday, January 22, 2010
Homer and Morgan Winegar believe they may have finally found happiness in the quiet college town in which they have settled. Perhaps now in their new life together with Morgan’s nine-year-old son, they can each leave a troubled past behind.
But when Morgan’s psychology students begin exhibiting bizarre behavior, the couple quickly becomes entangled in an experiment headed for catastrophe. Someone is illegally administering a mind-altering drug to unwitting students. With the potential for millions of dollars in profits on the line, the pharmaceutical designers are more than willing to set aside morals to test the limits of the subconscious and mind control.
As the growing ranks of test subjects fulfill increasingly disturbing commands, Homer and Morgan race to discover who’s pulling the strings—and how they are doing it. But as the final stages of research point to a deadly calamity, events from the past threaten to shatter the couple’s fragile trust—just as they need it most. Will they be able to overcome the forces that threaten to pull them apart and find a way to stop the impending tragedy?
“Altered State is a masterpiece of pharmaceutical knowledge, diabolical ambition, and well-developed characters. Fast paced and skillfully written, the story moves rapidly through a terrifyingly believable plot to a satisfying conclusion.” –Betsy Brannon Green, Author of the Haggerty Mystery Series and the Duty Series
“Another stimulating read from Gregg Luke. Altered State is inescapably compelling, medically accurate, and disturbingly plausible. Yet amongst the rich science speaks a wonderful message that human trust is perhaps the most cherished gift we can give one another.” –Aaron Jones, MD, FAAFP
Gregg Luke has done it again! What a fantastic read. I don't hand out those 5's too often, but this was definitely deserved! He has a gift of being able to make you love characters, give you a dynamic and interesting plot, AND give you an intense suspense- no way is it predictable or ordinary! Love it!!! -Hillary, LDS Women's Book Review
This book was a lot of fun to research. 99% of the medical, chemical, and psychological references are accurate. Where I wandered into pseudo-fiction is with the creation of SPAAM. If you don't know what that is, read the book! My purpose in writing this novel was to show ability of addiction to alter thoughts, perceptions, and actions. All addiction is chemical in nature, even those addictions where no habit-forming substance is taken; i.e. shopping, gambling, pornography, etc. I believe if you know how something is affecting you, you might have a better chance of beating it. The original title for this novel was Whisperings of Darkness, in reference to Zachary's identifying Scandia's evil subliminal commands as "whispers." My editors thought Altered State was creepier. I like both. I set it at Utah State University because, living in Cache Valley, it was easy to reference. Plus, it's a great school! Go Aggies!
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