I picked up this book at a used bookstore. I read this one straight through. Fascinating mix of the supernatural, a ghost story, science, and a little tentative romance. The author weaves a riveting story about a group of savants brought together to scientifically "weave" their each unique special talents into one new mind, but the experiment is tainted by the presence of the ghost of a girl who had been raped and trapped, and died in the house where the experiments were conducted many years before as well as by a psychically gifted but criminal man who can suggest thoughts to others, who is seeking to develop his gifts through the experiments. It reads far too quickly. I can't wait for more from this author.
Think "Eureka" meets the "X-Files" for this psycho-supernatural- mystery-drama story. People with special powers are brought together for testing and their combined mental abilities unwittingly unleash a long supressed violent spirit. The body count is high and the writing is good. I read it on a long trip and skipped the in-flight movie to get to the end.
Best book by this author that I've read so far.
James F. David's "Fragments" is a real departure from "Footprints of Thunder" and was totally not what I was expecting. It is, however, a good book with several original ideas and a solid storyline.
When an experiment goes terribly awry the researchers and participants are faced with a completely unforseen combination of autistic children, a manevolent ghjost and a psycotic physic killer which developes it's own personality and agenda. All involved are pulled into a dangerous situation which a small-town sherriff is powerless to control.
With the help of the kids and a double amputee victim of the psyco killer, Frankie, the ghost/new personality is brought under control.
The action is fast-paced and the characters are pretty well developed. As a psychiartrist Davids is uniquely qualified to write this kind of novel with enough fact to make it almost believable.
This book is a good read which offers some new material for your imagination.
An experiment attempting to integrate the brain patterns of several autistic savants careens out of control when an unidentified psychc worms his way into the experiment, and things take a deadly turn when their activities rouse a vengeful ghost.
This is better than it sounds, trust me.