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5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

This is a super psychological thriller

In Massachusetts, software engineer Charlie Giles, who works at SoluCent, develops InVision, a quantum technical leap ahead in automobile entertainment systems. Charlie is excited as the firm's top management arranges to meet with General Motors on a deal to standardiz...
In Massachusetts, software engineer Charlie Giles, who works at SoluCent, develops InVision, a quantum technical leap ahead in automobile entertainment systems. Charlie is excited as the firm's top management arranges to meet with General Motors on a deal to standardize InVision in their cars.

However, he is stunned when a SoluCent employee Anne Pedersen informs Charlie that his boss Jerry Schmidt will nix the GM deal. Fuming and out of control, Giles crashes into an executive meeting where he confronts Schmidt. Thinking his employee is insane; Schmidt insists he supports the deal with GM. Giles apologizes but explains marketing employee Anne Pedersen fed him the crap. Charlie is shocked when he learns no Pederson works for the firm. In spite of his creative skills, he is fired. Meanwhile Giles fears he suffers from mental illness just like his father and brother. His trepidation being besieged by his failing mind is further exasperated when he finds a note written by him naming those SoluCent executives who must die. He wonders if he needs to join his sibling in a ward lock up before he hurts someone; that is if has hasn't already.

This is a super psychological thriller that enables the reader to get inside the apparent sick mind of a brilliant technician who fears he has become as Delirious as his family and ergo a dangerous threat to others. The story line focuses on Giles' deteriorating mental state leaving the audience to wonder what is real and what did he imagine as real. Although the climax is a major let down for such an otherwise strong thriller, mindful of the Hoffman movie Who is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? fans will appreciate Daniel Palmer's exciting spotlight on mental health.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 29, 2010

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

eh

i have to give it credit, its a wonderfully written book and im sure if i got more into it, it would be better but to be honest the book bored me. he talked about his fog and his work, which is hard to get into, maybe im. not old enough for this yet.

posted by mobchick16 on February 9, 2011

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  • Posted May 23, 2011

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    Good Book

    Definitely! Keep you on the edge of your seat.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

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    Delirious

    Charlie Giles is a self-made electronics genius whose company was purchased by a larger company and he finds out from a seemingly concerned co-worker that they are not going with his product (a digital entertainment center for cars) and kick him out. When he confronts upper management, they think he is nuts. Schizophrenia runs in his family (his brother has it). Charlie begins to wonder if he is nuts or is some trying to make him nuts. Then people involved with getting him fired start dying. Is Charlie having blackouts or is it something else. Daniel Palmer has written a strong thriller that keeps you riveted. Although, I figured out some of it, I enjoyed this novel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 15, 2010

    Fantastic debut!

    Delirious is the perfect name for this psychological thriller from author, Daniel Palmer -- engrossed, thrilled, and in a frenzy to find out where the story was headed, I read this book late into the night and didn't want to put it down! The author did such a fantastic job putting this story together. I spent the entire reading experience completely enthralled by what was happening and determined to read more so I could figure out what was going on. One of the things I really appreciated about this book was the mental health aspect. It fit so perfectly into the story and added such an interesting dimension to the regular thriller. I also learned a little about musicogenic epilepsy, when a song triggers a seizure, that was fascinating. Palmer maintained a level of suspense that was well done and didn't seem forced at all. This book has also been referred to as "techno-savvy". I would say that's a fairly accurate description. I think I feared that it would be drenched in technological terms that would distract from the reading, but it wasn't like that at all, and really gave me some things to think about! Will cause delirium!! =) (parts taken from my blog, Take Me Away)

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2013

    Unexpected ending

    The plot was great and the characters very believeable. The story was new...not one that has been written over and over. Charlie was an impoortant part of a major company when his job was swept from him. He suspects that some one is framing him for murder. He is questioned for murder and finds unexpexcted help from his schizophrenic brother and the brother's psychiatrist. It is a very interesting book with a lot of action.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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