This is the first book that morphed into a series – Dreamscape Conspiracy.
Dr. Cara Williams, a 32-year-old Clinical Psychologist, has a dark secret she fights to repress. Being the lead researcher on a controversial Dream Therapy project called Dream Weaver, she finds satisfaction in her work until an accident in the lab rewrites the rules of Dream Therapy and nearly becomes a catalyst for suicide.
Further complications surface when the core technology known as Dreamscape can not only capture dreams for analysis but can also transmit previously captured dreams to other research participants. Despite the accidental discovery, Cara sees a direct line to dream-based therapy for mental health challenges like PTSD, Bipolar, Depression, and more.
One such participant is Russell Carter, a fifth-year senior who entered college after six years in the Marines as a Force Recon Scout Sniper. Russ has a dark secret too, and it haunts his dreams relentlessly. Because of his past, his self-esteem has taken a significant hit, and his actions while in Afghanistan have made him consider himself unredeemable. A recurring nightmare becomes a target for Dream Therapy to be a source of relief for him, hopefully, but he may never get the chance to find out.
Devious and deceptive undercurrents are at work to exploit the Dreamscape technology driven by greed and personal gain. Big Pharma wants to destroy Dreamscape and anyone attached to the research to protect big-money investments in the pharmaceutical industry threatened by Cara’s breakthrough discovery. Cara and Russ have what the other needs, but neither realizes how much until attempts to eliminate their technology and themselves surface to rewrite their dreams violently.
Gary Wise is an unsupervised writer living as a free-range author under the influence of a relentless Muse. He’s a recovering Performance Consultant of 35+ years convinced retirement is unacceptable and has chosen to redeploy his remaining trips around the sun writing fictional thrillers with a twist of mystery, sci-fi, and some with paranormal hijinks on the side, and not necessarily in that order.
He has written four novels so far under the influence of his Muse. His first, “Mirror Mirror: Halloween Party of the Century,” served as validation for him to listen to his Muse and submit to Her influences. Giving in to Her touch, he pounded out three more novels in a series, “Dreamscape Conspiracy.”
The fourth and final book in the series, “Dead Thoughts,” is under development and should be available later in the fall of 2023. He offers no excuses or apologies for his dry humor and twisted thoughts, often embedded throughout his stories.
He loves to write and willingly confesses, “I love nothing better than to embrace my Muse and disappear into a story with Her and often invade a character’s head or two until their stories are entirely told.”
Proof of his addiction to writing can be found here, lined up on My Bookshelf—where all the evidence is on record in stories that give clues to where most of the bodies are buried.
He lives in peace and is blessed with having enough…planted between corn and soybean in the rolling hills of southeastern Indiana with two lovely women, Lilly & Boo.
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