New from Down & Out Books: Striking Distance by Thomas Locke

New from Down & Out Books …

Striking Distance by Thomas Locke

Publication Date: June 17, 2024

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Synopsis … In this high-concept thriller, three competing interests race to master a dangerous and mind-bending technology even as time itself twists in unexpected directions. A flawless work of astonishing complexity and explosive tension, drawn from the latest developments in life science and quantum theory.

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. She is determined to crack the limits of consciousness—and in doing so, the boundaries of secrets and lies. But her experiment crashes as test subjects slide into a coma-like state. Reese is left scrambling to maintain control, drawing three disparate people into the search for answers—an adrenaline-amped thrill junkie with altered brain chemistry, an Italian scientist working on remote-viewing technology, and a math prodigy whose algorithms subvert computer encryption.

As the threads of perception and reality become tangled and even time itself twists in unexpected directions, one warning remains clear: What you don’t know can kill you.

Combining the science of today with breakthroughs of the future, Locke delivers a story with a concept so daring and writing so explosive, it will leave fans turning the pages and grasping for solid ground.

Critical Acclaim for Striking Distance:

“A truly remarkable work. The interweaving of three stories is faultless, the tension explosive. The story involving the intelligence community and military is extremely vivid and very well crafted. A wonderful read.” —Keith Hazard, Deputy Director (ret). Central Intelligence Agency

“Locke’s writing has never been stronger. The power of his style, especially in the presentation of situations, contexts, and geography is enough, more or less in and of itself, to make the book a gripping and intense experience.” —Phyllis Tickle, Senior Contributing Editor, Publishers Weekly

“Readers will love this storyline…A true psychological thriller that cannot be put down…An awesome jaunt into a world that may be closer than we think.” —Suspense Magazine (Winner, Best Book of the Year)

“Thomas Locke masterfully keeps the suspense level taut throughout the book. It is a rare author that can create such dramatic tension in a storyline that contains areas of technical discussion, like quantum computing, while still maintaining a character driven plot.” —Manhattan Book Review

“Locke quickly pulls the reader in…and keeps the rapid pace going so that you almost never have time to set the book down. The characters came to life quickly and were very believable. I eagerly await the new book in the series!” —

“A thrilling cocktail of science, technology and danger elegantly served at breakneck speed. Intoxicating and seriously addictive as only Thomas Locke can deliver.” —Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author of Forbidden