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Scott O'Connor was born in Syracuse, New York, the son of an air-traffic controller and a preschool teacher. He is a co-founder of GO Studios, a post-production and motion graphics design firm. His books include the novella Among Wolves and Untouchable, his first novel, which won the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Award. He lives with his family in Los Angeles.
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A Maxim Jakubowski selected title. Inspired by reports of the CIA's clandestine mind control experiments in the 1960s, this powerful literary thriller follows the consequences of such illegal research and the way if affected both the scientists devising the programme but also its subjects. Henry March's mind and family were destroyed as a result of the MKUltra project and he has disappeared. Two decades later, Dick Ashby, a drug-addled CIA agent infiltrates a West Coast radical group who claim to have been affected by the brainwashing and are desperate to find Marsh. A weighty tale of treachery and paranoia with uncomfortable links to true events documented in the press, this is a tense tale that never lets go.