Some sleeping pills lead to sweet dreams. Others lead to nightmares.
It’s 2021 and Paul Freeman just landed a job with Asteria Pharmaceuticals, a world leader in revolutionary drug development. Paul knows the company’s future is riding on the success of their latest product—a sleeping pill designed to interact with the human genome to deliver the perfect eight-hour sleep cycle.
Just a few blocks from Asteria’s Atlanta headquarters, troubled self-help guru Donny Ford is selling a different kind of drug, empowering followers to take control of their lives using a sacred meditation technique skeptics believe may have already taken his mind to a dangerous place.
3,000 miles away, war-hardened journalist Claire Connor sits captive in a top-secret facility hidden deep in the Costa Rican jungle, guilty of two offenses: seeking help for a sleep disorder, and asking too many questions.
When these worlds collide, the three will discover just how far some companies are willing to go to protect the bottom line.
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J.M. Lanham is an American author of science fiction, thrillers, and suspense. Born in Georgia in 1983, Lanham has been fascinated with fiction ever since he could pick up a paperback. Influences include Michael Crichton, Stephen King, John Grisham, Philip K. Dick, H.G. Wells, Robert Ludlum, and Tom Clancy, among many others. Lanham has been a professional copywriter and ghostwriter for five years. He currently lives in Florida with his wife and son.