Havelock Mandamus lives somewhere in the middle of America. He enjoys reading such novels as Michael Chabon's "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay", Jonathan Lethem's "The Fortress of Solitude" and Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale." He is an avid viewer of such films as Christopher Nolan's "Inception" and Federico Fellini's "8 1/2." He remembers fondly Bill Watterson's comic strip "Calvin and Hobbes."
After a deadly bio-weapon plunges a city into chaos, a remorseful prisoner reveals the secrets of a mysterious black mask. But all is not as it seems in this thought-provoking thriller. Can we trust the prisoner? Or is the prisoner an inhuman monster? The mystery deepens in this speculative blend of cutting-edge science and white-knuckle suspense. Don't forget your mask. You just might need it!
The lives of three college friends and their enigmatic professor are caught up in an increasingly surreal mystery. This mind-bending, puzzle box of a novel raises profound questions about the dizzy pace of technological change. A quirky quest, it moves irresistibly towards an unexpected and provocative conclusion. Reality is always just one chapter away!