Zeb Marlowe, the physically scarred and invisibly wounded survivor of a top secret CIA brainwashing experiment, has begun to remake his life when Jai Jai Leland, the beautiful, intelligent widow of a man who didn't survive, asks him to help her solve the mystery of her husband's shocking and violent death.
Marlowe, struggling to resist his attraction to Jai Jai, is pulled into her quest despite his memories of trauma and abuse and the way his mind was hijacked. Together they search for psychiatrist Victor Ressid, creator of the experiments that turned student volunteers into slaves.
Meanwhile, obsessed by his own bizarre sexual appetites and sudden, unexpected access to limitless wealth, Ressid is consumed by fantasies of revenge against Marlowe, the only volunteer to defy him.
Against an ominous background of escalating global terrorism, Marlowe and Jai Jai uncover a deadly conspiracy at the heart of government. They must risk their lives to stop a nuclear threat that will destroy the security of the entire world even as they wonder if Marlowe, too, has been turned into a slave.
With a plot that hurtles forward at electric speed, BRAINWASHED is set during the paranoid 1970s of Vietnam and Watergate. The novel takes place on the beautiful islands of the Caribbean, in Damascus and Ireland, the Philippines, Canada, Washington, DC and in an underground torture chamber located on Victor Ressid's secluded private estate located near the Mexico-Belize border.
BRAINWASHED is based on real-life psychiatric experiments conducted by the CIA in American and Canadian universities and known by the code name MK-ULTRA.
“BRAINWASHED delivers the goods: thrills, gut-churning suspense, nightmarish terror. I dare you to put it down!” —Bob Mayer, former Green Beret and million-copy bestselling author of AREA 51
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