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BRAINSTORM - a Thriller Novel [Kindle Edition]

Gordon A Kessler

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BRAINSTORM: What if a small American town is secretly replicated, populated with kidnapped scientists and psychically talented civilians, and then used as a proving ground while training psychic assassins? Political and military leaders of the Free World are the targets of these psychic warriors, and Project Brainstorm's goal is world domination.

Gold Rush seems to be just another sleepy little Colorado community full of friendly, caring citizens, quaint cottages, and a sort of quiet peace, held gently by the picturesque mountains that surround it. However, something isn't right in Gold Rush, and early on a Monday morning Robert Weller awakens with a cautioning and insuppressible voice inside his head. He soon finds a secret behind every door, a motive with every glance, and a lie beneath every spoken word. After meeting a strange but beautiful woman named Sunny who insists they were once lovers, people begin dropping dead around him without apparent cause. The world he thought he knew twists upside down as paramilitary teams hunt him, and his own wife and the people he considers friends turn against him.

Weller is thrown into the middle of a military mission to rescue thousands of the town's citizens from a plot to destroy the free world. In time, Weller discovers he was once the CIA's top remote viewer, and it's not just the bad guys who will lose if he survives another day.
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BRAINSTORM goes beyond the bounds of ordinary reason. It blends the past (the CIA's "Project Stargate," a twenty-year exploration into remote viewing and psychic powers as background) with the present (incredible new developments in nonlethal weapons such as acoustic cannons, sticky foam, anti-traction substances, electromagnetic pulse devices, and infrared lasers). And it throws in a very sobering reminder; that there are still thousands of American MIAs from the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

About the Author

Gordon A Kessler is a former US Marine parachutist, recon scout, and Super Squad team leader, with a bachelor's degree in creative writing. Now a full-time writer, he is a former Master Instructor for Johnson County Community College, National Academy of Railroad Sciences, and the BNSF Railway. He has taught novel writing for Butler County Community College, English Composition for Hutchinson Junior College and is a founder and former president of the Kansas Writers Association. His websites, and www.IndieWritersAlliance are landing pages for writers in assisting them to find the information and products to help them in their writing endeavors. Kessler's book Novel Writing Made Simple is tailored especially for the beginning novelist. Brainstorm as well as his thrillers Jezebel and Dead Reckoning are also available as eBooks for Kindle.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3710 KB
  • Print Length: 312 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0983190518
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004AYDLP8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #217,811 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brainstorm is Breakneck Pace! Aug. 22 2011
By Denise - Published on
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Brainstorm starts at a rapid pace from the first few pages and then has the audacity to speed up further...haven't read anything in a long time that kept my heart pounding throughout like Brainstorm. I found myself holding my breath near the end. Mr. Kessler takes what is incredulously real-life and creates an eerily plausible scheme. I'd never heard of remote viewing until picking up this book, and it made me hungry for more information about covert black projects run by our government. Makes one wonder what else they aren't telling us. Glad I took a risk on a relatively unknown author. Can't wait for the next in the series!
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WoW! Nov. 23 2011
By MisterO - Published on
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Brainstorm by Gordon Kessler is a wild ride! Imagine waking up after hitting your head in the shower and everything seems ok.....but....That's the way this story starts out, sort of the long ride up the beginning of a roller coaster ride and then....WHOOOSH....down you go and then back up!! Very entertaining and I found myself reading fast to get to the next part! Nicely done!!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wildly entertaining and thought-provoking, Brainstorm is a stellar read! Oct. 10 2011
By Wendy L. Hines - Published on
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Robert Weller slips in the shower, hits his head and wakes up in the hospital. Now, he's home and something is a bit off. First, there is the note under the bar soap in the shower. Then, there is the gerbil in the linen closet. Over breakfast with his wife, his anger causes the T.V. to blowup and the power to go out. His wife, Michelle, tries to soothe him with the promise of their upcoming appointment with the doctor, the man who may be able to get their son William to walk again.
Robert decides to walk to work to his hardware store. His head hurts and things don't seem right. The bump on the back of his head is tender, his memory is confused - he's forgotten things. Is it coincidence that every person he makes eye contact with on the way to work dies from a heart attack within moments?

Sunny McMaster's husband, Daniel, disappeared over two years ago. She's determined to find him, dead or alive. With the help from the military, against the President's orders, they check out the town of Gold Rush. They use Remote Viewers, people who can use their brainwaves to transcend to distant sites. Daniel was one of the best RV's in the world. He could do anything, see the future, the past, transcend space and time to distant sites.

Sunny goes into Gold Rush to try and get Robert to trust her and lead him back to her team. If she can do that, they can rescue the other thousands of people in the town. But Robert doesn't believe everything Sunny tells him, and his only thought is to get to his wife and son. The town will be demolished soon, either under the good doctor's or the military, one way or another.

Xiang has perfected his craft. He doesn't want to take over the world, but he does want to control the world's leaders. The implants in his subjects give him the ability to control them, and utterly, to assassinate the world leaders and put someone else in their place - someone he can control. Robert is the most promising subject to date, but he keeps losing control of him. Everything is at stake, and Robert must be captured at all costs.

Brainstorm is a thrilling, roller-coaster ride that will keep your adrenaline pumping! The concept is so unique and creative, yet perhaps possible in the far, far future. The character of Robert is complex, yet realistic. You can feel his confusion, yet he is strong, a survivor who knows what is right. The action is non-stop, with crazy power struggles and show downs. Well-written, wildly entertaining and thought-provoking, Brainstorm is a stellar read!
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I would watch the movie April 22 2013
By Bandora Fox - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
If this book was made into a movie it would have the potential to be the blockbuster. The story type is "out there" enough that it won't be to everyone's liking but it suited my taste just fine. The story was complex and kept me guessing. Although the book slow to start, the back story laid a very good foundation and when the action took off I felt like I was in a rollercoaster. The writing was pretty solid with only 1 out of context word that distracted me from the happenings on that page.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME! Is your life really what you think it is? Aug. 29 2014
By J. Rodge - Published on
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After growing up in the military, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to find out that most of the things that occur in this story are possible.
Using psychic powers to control, manipulate, and assassinate others is a horrific but untraceable idea. Wouldn't you love to change the future? Or maybe change the past to correct something in your future?
I can't wait to read more books by this author.

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