Thomas Locke’s TRIAL RUN has a Crichton-esque Feel

Trial RunTrial Run; Book One in the Fault Line series
By Thomas Locke
(Revell)

High tech mixed with quantum computing mixed with cutting-edge intelligence gathering. Combine that with a fast-paced story, evocative writing and 3D characters and you have Thomas Locke’s newest novel, TRIAL RUN.

About the book:

Reese Clawson’s work is mind-bending…literally! 

Her company specializes in global data analysis for an elite group of industry executives, and now a lucrative government contract is moving her into the realm of cutting-edge intelligence gathering. But her experiment crashes as test subjects slide into a coma-like state.  Reese is left scrambling to maintain control, while other disparate people are drawn into the search for answers– an adrenaline-amped thrill junkie, an MBA scholar and a physics prodigy whose algorithms subvert computer encryption.

Clawson is desperate to take control of the groundbreaking research done by Italian psychologist, Professor Gabriella Speciale. The professor has discovered a way to control and direct out-of-body experiences, defying the laws of gravity, locality and time. Clawson is not above spying, stealing or killing to get her hands on this perception-bending technology and sell it to the highest bidder without regard to any possible consequences or human collateral damage.

Professor Speciale and her team knows that if Clawson isn’t stopped, the past and future will be at risk.

Trial Run grabs readers from the first page and keeps them hooked to the last page. Locke’s weaves words to create masterfully evocative descriptions, scenes and characters. The science is presented in a Crichton-esque manner, compelling readers to believe that not only can it be true for some future date, but it is probably being used in some secret laboratory right now.

Releasing August 4, Trial Run will make a great last-of-summer read. Before you start reading, stock up on munchies and extra light bulbs; once you start, you won’t want to put it down.