The year is 2000 and the US presidential race is well under way. Jack Crane, a charismatic war hero, is pulling ahead on the final straight against his liberal rival Milton Byrne.
Enter Paul Drummond, a hypnotherapist in Los Angeles, who treats the rich and neurotic, as well as undertaking forensic hypnosis for the Los Angeles Police department.
Little does Drummond know that this police case will lead him into a web of intrigue. Delving into the amnesiac mind of Tom Keegan, witness to a robbery, Drummond realises that the seat of Keegan’s torment lies deep in his mind . . . deep in the past. What was the enigmatic role Keegan played in the Vietnam War?
Together with his friend, Detective Dick Gage and the LA Times reporter Karen Beale, Drummond embarks on a quest for the truth . . . soon to become a struggle for survival – their survival – as the election clock ticks.
What is locked in Keegan’s subconscious? Who are the powerful forces lined up against Drummond to suppress the secrets his hypnotherapy threatens to reveal?
For Linda And My Wonderful Family.
With special thanks to Police Officer S. Mount Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Area for his courtesy and help
I'd rate this as easily Stan's finest book outside of his comedy novels and makes a superb follow up to the rejuvenated Tobin series. This is a great thriller that keeps the reader gripped and is nowhere near as predictable as other books I've read in this genre. If you're at all interested in CIA cover-ups, conspiracy theories, the Vietnam War or hypnosis then you'll love Trance and you should definitely give it a try even if you've only read Tobin in the past....One other point to note is the secret Morgan trademark hidden away in the pages to let the readers know this is a genuine Morgan: The beautiful English Journalist lady drinks Vodka Tonics!Another review is now up on the excellent Bookworm On The Net blog
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