State of Mind
Sven Michael Davison
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Book One of “The God Head Trilogy” and winner of two global e-book awards.
Your thoughts are not your own…
State of Mind deals with the grim side of Ray Kurzweil’s Singularity prognostication. The stage is set during a time when the Personal Chip is tested on military and civilian volunteers. The Chip is a smartphone, bio-regulator, educator, and knowledge expander implanted directly into a subject’s brain. With a population that can ingest anything they want with no consequences, enjoy virtual telepathic communication, and access and endless database, what’s not to like? The pressure is on for FDA approval. The small consequence of implanting a chip is a window for hackers to take a subject offline, use their bodies to commit crimes, then cover up the act with false memories.
After botching the arrest of the governor’s son in Los Angeles, Commander Jake Travissi is banned from law enforcement. The workaholic homicide cop spirals into depression...until he is given a rare second chance. The price? Volunteer for chip implantation and join Homeland Security’s experimental Enhanced Unit.
The grisly assassination of a prominent Nobel Laureate brings the newly formed Unit on the scene to investigate. But as the body count rises, Jake begins to realize that his actions, and even his thoughts, are not his own. Fighting to regain control of his own State of Mind, Jake finds himself embroiled in a global conspiracy to enslave the human race!
State of Mind is a cyberpunk thriller inspired by tales crafted by Philip K. Dick and William Gibson. If you liked The Matrix, Blade Runner, Inception, Avatar, and Minority Report, you’ll love State of Mind.