Brain Waves

Brain Waves

by Dennis Murphy

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Overview

Former Navy SEAL turned inventor Mark Farrell is determined to make a lasting impact on the world. His latest invention, a "smart" EEG machine called EEGXpert, may fulfill that dream, but inexplicable delays plague the project. An overbearing venture capitalist, suspected sabotage, a troubled marriage and an alluring VP of Software greatly complicate Mark's pursuit of his goal.

When an accident leaves him stranded on the fringe of heaven-a place he didn't think even existed-he enlists heavenly help to devise a treatment plan to save his life. In violation of heaven's strict no-communication-with-earth rule, he relies on a secret capability built into Xpert to send the first e-mails from heaven. Unfortunately, the only recipient of his messages would rather see him dead. Worse yet, he may literally have hell to pay for his communication attempt.

Set in Colorado and Costa Rica, Brain Waves is a medical suspense novel that begins as a tale of revenge but turns into one of forgiveness. The author weaves neuroscience, computer technology and philosophy into a compelling story about a man who refuses to enter heaven too soon. Ultimately, Mark's legacy proves more momentous than he ever imagined.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

This is the first novel for Dennis Murphy, a retired systems engineer, knowledge engineer, software developer, project manager, entrepreneur and adjunct college physics instructor. He was inspired to write Brain Waves to articulate his own beliefs about life after death.

Murphy has personally designed and contributed to artificial intelligence applications like the one described in Brain Waves. He earned a bachelor's degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a master's degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder-the primary setting for this novel- where he once owned a small business. He and his wife, Diane, now live in western North
Carolina. The author invites reader comments at BrainWavesNovel@aol.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781457506475
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Publication date: 11/30/2011
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

This is the first novel for Dennis Murphy, a retired systems engineer, knowledge engineer, software developer, project manager, entrepreneur and adjunct college physics instructor. He was inspired to write Brain Waves to articulate his own beliefs about life after death.
Murphy has personally designed and contributed to artificial intelligence applications like the one described in Brain Waves. He earned a B.S. in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.S. in Engineering Design & Economic Evaluation from the University of Colorado in Boulder—the primary setting for this novel—where he once owned a small business. He and his wife, Diane, now live with their three cats in western North Carolina. The author invites reader questions and comments via e–mail to BrainWavesNovel@aol.com.

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Brain Waves 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SuelewSJ More than 1 year ago
Murphy has set high standards. The story-telling has a good balance between good and bad characters. There's no mono-dimensional characters, but fully-rounded human beings, whether they are bit players or the stars. You want the family to be your friends and some characters you can really dislike--written just as it should be. The clarity of writing is spot on, both precise and concise, without ever losing any sense of substance and style. OK, when will the next book be out, I can't wait!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brain Waves is a medical suspense with twists and turns throughout the story that make the book a real page turner. The main character, a former Navy SEAL, has invested all of his skills and money in developing a critical piece of medical equipment that can help diagnose brain disorders. Interesting parallel stories running through the plot come together to make this book a fascinating piece. For example, a drug described prominently early on unexpectedly appears again at a desperate moment and brings a major character full circle to accept a past mistake that had haunted her life. The vividly detailed descriptions of cutting edge medical procedures brought to life the events of the story. Interwoven with the drama of sabotage and potential failure of the invention, the characters find themselves in unusual places, meeting unexpected people who might be able to solve problems for all mankind. The author brought together events, characters and an intriguing plot that hold the interest of the reader from the first page to the last.