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Placebo ~ Review

A Jevin Banks Novel
By Steven James

Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream.
        - Edgar Allen Poe

What if you could destroy a person with the power of thought?  A secretly funded government pharmaceutical experiment is attempting to harness the power of the mind to thwart terrorist threats.  What power does the mind hold over another mind?  Can the degree of familiarity between two people have an affect on their ability to sense one another's thoughts?

Jevin Banks is on a quest to expose the truth, but is he ready to learn the truth?  Haunted by the tragic death of his wife and his twin sons, Jevin has, as his best friend tells him, holes in his heart - holes that he needs to stop staring at.

Jevin, Charlene Antioch, and Xavier Wray are determined to expose the truth.  And exposing the truth could get them all killed.

Lawson Research Center is studying the quantum entanglement of the minds that are emotionally linked.  Jevin and Charlene enter the center as test subjects in hope of film an expose debunking the study.  Not only do they not find the evidence that they are seeking, but they stumble into an assassination attempt.  As they try to figure out what to do with the pieces of information they have, they discover an even bigger threat - the weaponization of the human mind.

With time running out can Jevin determine what is the true threat and what is just illusion?  Can the power of suggestion control the world?

Placebo is an exciting mystery that will make you think and ponder the human mind.  What do we allow to control us?  Are those around us a placebo or a nacebo?  Our perspective will determine how we view the facts.  What power does love have over the mind?  Read Placebo to determine the truth for yourself.

I received a copy of this title from the publisher for the purpose of this review, all opinions expressed are my own.

Available November 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.