Greetings. I realize it’s only October, but I can’t wait for 2024. Why? Because I have a new book coming out, my first historical fiction novel. It’s called Let’s Get Lost—like the Chet Baker song—and it’s pretty freaking wild. The story is set in 1960 and takes place in New York. Have I got your attention? Read on…
Adam West is wealthy after his parents’ tragic death at Bland Corporation. Nevertheless, he accepts a position in the company’s Marketing department under Bruce Donovan, who resents his presence. Bruce’s daughter Jenny schemes to make the junior executive her boyfriend to trick her father into buying her a coveted sports car. But to her surprise, they fall in love.
After being given a massive ad campaign, Adam visits the Science division, where he learns they are working on time travel. The chief scientist Dr. Irenka Lewandowska seduces him at a hotel but dismisses their encounter as insignificant. Guilt-ridden over the affair, Adam seeks help for his project. Bruce pairs him with a washed-up English drunk, Del Dillard, who learns of the boss’s plans to torpedo the campaign. Disillusioned and depressed, the Englishman takes his own life.
The shock of Del’s suicide triggers Adam, and after running amok, he is taken to a mental hospital. Eventually, he is released, but not before Jenny sees him in his pathetic state, wearing a patient gown. Deeply ashamed, he seeks refuge with his scientist uncle. There, he discovers a disturbing experiment—reanimating the severed head of the mass murderer Karl Hiller.
Adam’s half-brother Fox stumbles onto the test subject’s true identity and decides to blackmail the West family. However, Karl Hiller can control minds and has big plans for the suggestible encyclopedia salesman. Wishing he could start over, Adam realizes he must confront the incredible forces entangling his confused life. And he needs to win back Jenny.
If only he had a time machine…
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