Monday, July 27, 2015

Thomas Locke's "Double Edge": a short story of mysterious experiments that sets the hook for the upcoming novel

Double EdgeCharlie Hazard leaves his guard post at a community center for what he thinks is just another risk-containment job, but the beautiful woman who asks him to come cannot--or will not--reveal any more than her first name and a plea for him to come. Keeping her safe is his first priority, even if she isn't a client yet, but between dangers on the road and mysterious psychological experiments, Charlie is in for a night he could never have seen coming . . .

Trial Run, Library EditionThough just a short story, "Double Edge" packs a punch. It offers a taste of the mysterious, a world of science beyond what the average citizen could ever guess. It is believable science fiction in the same way that Crichton's Jurassic Park is believable--something close to our world that we could almost imagine is true. Perhaps someone IS developing these mysterious psychological processes, hidden behind closed doors, preparing to test on ordinary people . . . but will it be for good or evil?

Something about the flavor of the story put me in mind of the film Paycheck starring Ben Affleck - those who enjoy that sort of tale will find this story most appealing. It gives us a taste of what is to come yet gives little away, hooking the reader and leaving them hungry for answers. The short story sets up Locke's upcoming novel Trial Run beautifully.

***Double Edge is FREE on and Amazon!***

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