The Singularity Witness. What happens when a radical technology ushers in an ominous future? Governments and corporations will kill to control it. So murder and abduction are just the beginning.
When a clandestine research lab disposes of its test subject and kidnaps a U.S. Senator to protect its secrets, those events trigger a federal investigation. The covert program requires the services of Thomas Parker, a Princeton University professor and cutting-edge neurologist, to deliver its breakthrough achievement. And FBI Special Agent Kate Morgan needs Parker to help her infiltrate the secret lab.
What they don’t know is that the senator’s abduction was orchestrated by Stewart Richards, who is obsessed with creating The Frontier–neurological singularity. To Richards, no sacrifice is too great for a cause that brings him world-wide recognition and unravels the mysteries of the mind.
Together, Parker and Morgan are faced with the dilemma of advancing the revolutionary technology in order to solve the senator’s abduction, save The Singularity Witness and others, and survive.
The Singularity Witness plays off “what if” scenarios facing current medical and biological research endeavors. Some of these initiatives may fundamentally change social and geopolitical landscapes forever.
What is neurological singularity? Who is The Singularity Witness? Read the book to find out.
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Pacific Book Review
The worlds of science, ethics, law, morality, and loyalty, constantly battle for supremacy in Dan Grant’s intellectually stimulating thriller, The Singularity Witness. Multiple players juggle varying agendas and readers are never totally sure who really has the upper hand—and even when that appears temporarily discernable, one is never positive just how long it will last. This is a page-turner that not only makes readers hungry to know what’s going to happen next, it also keeps them wondering just how much of this tale is fiction and how much is harrowing fact.
Tom is a brilliant Princeton professor totally dedicated to his research into mapping human consciousness. In fact, he’s so committed that he’s totally ignored the first and, from the university’s point of view, most important rule of big time academia; publish or perish. Since he’s failed to do the former, the latter has kicked in and he’s literally being dumped. However, a representative from the private sector shows up and offers to take him and his research on with more funding and technical capabilities than Tom could ever have imagined. Sound too good to be true? It is. Before Tom knows it, he’s up to his cerebral cortex in muggings, thefts, murders, kidnappings, and various forms of particularly inhumane experimentation.
While Tom is the epicenter of this thoroughly engaging tale, a rogue’s roster of compelling characters round out the cast. There’s Tom’s sharp and shapely assistant who may be more than she appears to be. There’s a stone cold FBI agent who coerces his ex partner (and lover) into undercover work she’s not totally prepared for. There’s a US military man with mysterious associations who seems to be pulling the strings of various puppets. There are multiple assassins, eggheads, doctors, plus a totally amoral scientific genius whose evil knows no bounds. Oh, I almost forgot, there’s an apparently dipsomaniacal divorcee who’s decidedly lethal. In one way or another, they’re all involved in attempts to control an interactive map of human consciousness with the capability to read memories, potentially alter them, and exert a form of mind control that, in the wrong hands, could have catastrophic consequences.
While the end of the previous sentence may sound more like a plot involving Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty, I assure you there is nothing Victorian about this novel. Author Grant has done an exceptional job of melding present day capabilities with just-around-the-corner possibilities. So much so, that you’re never completely sure which scientific experiments are actually being practiced and which are simply magnificent exercises in medical and technical jargon judo. The fact is, it really doesn’t matter. By the time you think you may have a layman’s understanding of the scientific complexities involved, you’re catapulted into the next high velocity fistfight, shootout, or chase sequence—all of which are executed with skill, suspense, and believability. Bottom line? This is one you won’t want to put down until all the loose ends are firmly knotted. Of course, like the best of writers, the author leaves you wanting more. Then leaves you with the enticing hint that there might indeed be more to come. Devilishly clever, and good, this is Dan Grant.
Dan has always loved the world of stories and intriguing tales, especially suspense and thrillers that weave science, medicine, or technology into the fabric of the drama.
He is a licensed professional engineer with degrees from Northern Arizona University: a bachelor’s in electrical engineering and masters’ in college education and English with an emphasis in creative writing.
His engineering endeavors have provided unique opportunities to work with a variety medical and technological applications, and get behind the scenes at military facilities. Those experiences add threads to conspiracies and form a broader storytelling tapestry.
Dan lives in Colorado, where he’s working on his next thriller, Thirteen Across. And Thomas Parker and Kate Morgan will be back in The Singularity Transfer.