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Create and control out-of-body experiences. That is the one goal Dr Gabriella Special is working towards, and the reason she has assembled a team of the top scientists from around the world. Reese Clawson's mind bending experiments aim to explode the boundaries of human consciousness - and in the process, annihilate his opposition. But a terrifying discovery and a string of failed tests threaten to dismantle both programs and the key to survival may reside in the mind of a gifted grad student whose unsettling dreams have thrust him into the center of a lethal battle for control.
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Publication Date: 2015
Series: Fault Lines
Will this piecemeal team prevail when a government operative is sent to investigate? 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.
With a concept so daring and writing so gripping, readers will swiftly fall under the spell of Thomas Locke's endlessly creative mind. This thrilling psychological journey into the very nature of causation and consciousness will leave them turning the pages and grasping for solid ground.
Deuce SkunksSpringfield, MOAge: 25-34Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Complicated Storyline. Slow To Start. Well Worth The Time.October 19, 2016Deuce SkunksSpringfield, MOAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Trial Run is the first book of the Fault Lines series by Thomas Locke (aka Davis Bunn). This book is about two differentprograms competing to achieve the ability to have safe andcontrolled "transits" or "ascents" - out of body experiences. As both programs experience unforeseen complications, it becomes a tighter competition and a race to save the lives of their team members.
This book is very complex right off the bat, introducing you to several key players within the first few chapters, jumping around a lot, and expecting you to somehow keep track of who everyone is and where each game plan is headed. This book is definitely not for those that have a hard time keeping everything straight when stories get complicated.
I had a hard time keeping an interest for the firstthird of the book, but kept reading because I really like Locke's writing style. The secondthird of the book was a smoother ride, but still not really getting to the point fast enough for my taste. The lastthird of the book, I couldn't set it down, and was caught off guard by the abrupt ending. I want to know the rest of the story. Looks like I'm headed off to order book number 2 soon. 4/5 stars.
joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5trial run your way to buyAugust 26, 2016joyful334209FLAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 0Value: 3Meets Expectations: 0This is a mind blowing, mind bending, rip roaring book. The author takes you to places that you just get blown away. You feel like you are on a major roller coaster ride then you realize you aren't on the tracks. This book is about new age out of body experiences and harnessing it, one kid of course is especially gifted, What are they going to do to him? What kind of harm comes his way? How does our government get involved? Let me tell you.....Nah I couldn't ruin it for you but once you start reading this you won't stop reading it until you get all the answers.
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Beyond time's limitsNovember 14, 2015MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Futuristic out-of-body "transits" allow participants to move forward or backward in time since they escape its bounds. What could this ability allow spies to accomplish, and what might happen if it's used by those with no conscience? This techno-thriller brings together all this and much more. The first book of the Fault Lines series runs away with the imagination and leaves readers desiring more while wondering if anything like the events portrayed could ever really occur. Even if the mathematic probabilities and quantum physics are beyond understanding, the excitement of the story offers a run you don't want to end.
Benjamin LilesMarble Falls, TXAge: 35-44Gender: Male5 Stars Out Of 5Explosive, Riveting, Edge of your seat thrill rideSeptember 14, 2015Benjamin LilesMarble Falls, TXAge: 35-44Gender: MaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Imagine a world where anything you do in a precognitive state (future or past events happen in a dream state) can and does literally happen. For Trent it's a very real problem. Shane Shearer is an undergrad working on her MBA. Both Trent and Shane soon realize they're in way over their heads. Two shadow organizations fight one another to find solutions to their problems. One organization seeks Trent to solve its problems, the other wants to help those who are in comas come out of them. What you don't know can kill you.
This is one of many of Thomas Locke's (a pseudonym of Davis Bunn) books. Mostly built on physics concepts, with a character (Trent) who has waking precognitive dreams, the book is a non-stop thrill ride. While the main thrust of the book is
science fiction, it is also suspenseful and a thriller. It has received five stars from myself as I found the book hard to put down once I was into the book.
I didn't have a huge problem with the plot or characters, setting or the its themes. If anything I found most of the characters like-able, with a smattering of bad guys. Overall, I truly liked this book.
Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review.
D K WilsonNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Locke does it again with a new genreSeptember 7, 2015D K WilsonNorth CarolinaAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When I pick up a book by Thomas Locke, I feel confident that I will be thoroughly entertained. What really draws me in to Locke's books however, is that I am also certain to have my thinking challenged and my mind opened up to new concepts and theories. Trial Run does not disappoint on either count.
Almost immediately, the reader is introduced to the dream world as it portrays future reality, out of body experiences and the assistance of technology in breaking the boundaries of time and space dimensional travel. Locke takes his time in bringing all the factors together, so one is left in suspense for much of the book. As a number of reviews have already covered the plot, I will not go into detail regarding the storyline other than to say that this futuristic psychological thriller can leave one feeling rather breathless at times.
While some psychological thrillers can be dark, I did not find this to be true with Trial Run. There is the battle between good and evil, which is brought out most sharply at the end of the book, but not in a way that pulls one down emotionally.
Naturally this book held romantic elements as well. I thoroughly enjoyed how Locke introduced and brought the lives together of one couple in particular. I was a little less enthused by the interplay between two other main characters. So as not to make this a spoiler, I'll leave out the names.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Trial Run. I eagerly anticipate the release of the 2nd installment in the Fault Line series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.