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Parallel Lives
     

Parallel Lives

by Ray Sullivan
 

John Staples remembers vividly the first time he died, as a child, and the many times he died since. The last time was two years ago in a boiler explosion in the factory he now worked in as a maintenance engineer, the same accident he’d tried to prevent and which had just seriously injured two of his work mates, one fatally, today.

John didn’t

Overview

John Staples remembers vividly the first time he died, as a child, and the many times he died since. The last time was two years ago in a boiler explosion in the factory he now worked in as a maintenance engineer, the same accident he’d tried to prevent and which had just seriously injured two of his work mates, one fatally, today.

John didn’t understand how or why he remembered dying but two rogue members of a super secret government agency recognised that John was a level three, a person who could access parallel dimensions and could act as a window on possible events before they happened. They contrive to hold John at government locations pumped full of drugs in an attempt to feed intelligence to a British government paranoid about terrorist threats in a world where the United Kingdom is increasingly at odds with its old ally, the United States. It falls to John’s boss, Jack Howells and Jack’s wife Karen to rescue John and they find themselves pursued by various arms of the Secret Service as they elude capture.

The fast paced, heart pumping finale culminates on a Devon cliff-top in a blizzard where John finally faces his destiny.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011214417
Publisher:
Ray Sullivan
Publication date:
02/03/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
738 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ray Sullivan was born in Flint, North Wales. Just before his 21st birthday he joined the Royal Air Force as an airframe mechanic, intially on a three year term which stretched to twenty four years, that saw Ray posted around the UK, Cyprus, Germany and the Falkland Islands working on various aircraft types ranging from the venerable Hawker Hunter to the battlefield horse, the Chinook. He spent the second half of his military career in the technical training environment, as an instructor, training manager and finally as a project engineer on innovative engineering projects. It was during this period that Ray started to write - initially producing a 2 hour comedy script based on the X Files TV series and a series of short stories. Some of these stories were later revisited and morphed onto full-blown novels, and although the TV script never saw the light of day it proved a useful training ground in writing. In all of Ray's work he has drawn heavily on his military experiences and generally includes a serving or ex serving character to drive his plots forward. Since leaving the RAF Ray has worked in various project roles and has experienced extended periods away from home, periods that provided the time and opportunity to develop his writing style, ultimately producing six full length novels plus two comedic novels to date plus a number of novels that are work in progress. His first full novel, Parallel Lives, based on a short story written in 2000, was completed in 2004. Ray's second novel, The Journeymen, grew out of a short story written in 2002 and completed as an unrecognisably related novel in 2005. The third novel, Skin, was completed in 2007 and his fourth novel, DLF (listed as 'Digital Life Form on Smashwords and affiliated sites such as Apple) was published in 2011. The sequel to The Journeymen, Journeymen II: Day of Reckoning was released in 2013. Ray has also written two comedic books, The Last Simple and Project: Evil. Ray's latest book, Assassin, is due to be released on 1 May 2014 All of Ray's books are available on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Apple iBookstore and other channels in formats suitable for most eReader devices. Ray is currently working on a couple of projects, including a shockingly funny look at the after life seen through the eyes of a Border Agency Immigration Officer who dies before his allotted time and is refused entry to Heaven due to not having enough points. Consequently he has to go 'over there' or complete a favour back on Earth, where he can attempt to improve his points. Only two problems - he's not allowed to discuss his after life experience with anyone, and the favour is for Satan, or Eric as he prefers to be known. Ray can be emailed on raysullivan.novels@yahoo.com

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