Mankind’s greatest fear is also its greatest obsession. What awaits when we shuffle off the mortal coil of this world? We all have our beliefs based on faith or science, but both struggle to provide a tangible answer. Perhaps it is possible to prove the existence of the soul, to prove it goes on after death. Following the violent death of his parents, Jeff Granger seeks reassurance that they have moved on. After recording what he believes to be his mother’s voice at the site of the accident, Jeff’s obsession throws him into paranormal research. Realizing that most people are doing it just for fun, Jeff forms his own group. He is joined by Debbie Gillerson, a school teacher; Aaron Presley, a mortician; and Michael Pacheco, a grocery store manager. Even though they are all investigating the paranormal for very different reasons, they are all trying to fill an emptiness in their lives. The deeper they probe paranormal theory, the darker their results. The only way to truly test the ‘Death Theory’, as theorized by Aaron, is to monitor a person’s energy at the moment of death. Horrified by the immoral and unethical application, the group dismisses the theory. A darkness seems to follow their investigations and the police become involved. A former colleague of Jeff’s, a self-proclaimed demonologist, believes a demonic force is attached to the group. The police are not so sure. Evil comes in many forms as the small group is about to discover.
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About the Author
John D. Mimms is a business owner, paranormal researcher and author. John served as the Technical Director for a TAPS (The Atlantic Paranormal Society) family paranormal research group in Central Arkansas. During his four-year tenure with the organization, he helped supervise over 100 investigations and wrote more than sixteen technical articles. Paul Bradford, of Ghost Hunters International fame, read one of John's articles titled A Christmas Carol Debunked live on the air of the Parazona Radio program on Christmas Day 2009. John also wrote a definitive technical/training manual, which is a comprehensive guide on equipment usage, investigation protocol and scientific theory for paranormal research.
In 2009 John decided to couple his knowledge of paranormal phenomena with his lifelong love of literary fiction. John's first published work, The Tesla Gate, is the first installment of a three-part, heart-wrenching, sci-fi/paranormal drama.
Book 1 of this unique, ground-breaking story released July 2014 through Open Road Media. In January 2016, Open Road Media released The Tesla Gate Book 2: The Myriad Resistance. Book 3: The Eye of Madness is slated for release September 27, 2016. Though fictional, the trilogy is based on scientific, paranormal theory.
Publishers Weekly declared about The Tesla Gate in the March 3, 2014 issue
"...touching sci-fi story that takes the reader on an unlikely road-trip adventure...a fast read with some entertaining ideas and a real emotional core in the relationship between father and son."
The Examiner proclaimed in June 2014
"Entertaining as well as poignant, this book is extremely imaginative in its basic premise as well as the many colorful and emotionally compelling events that take place."
John resides and writes on a mountaintop in central Arkansas with his wife and two sons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Jeff Granger had a fight with his parent when he was a teenager then lost them in a car accident. It has eaten on him this loss and he really wants to know what happens when we die. He has tried to participate in a couple ghost hunting groups but they don’t really have the scientific approach that he is looking for. So, he starts his own group. His group consists of a school teacher who is suffering from horrible nightmares, a grocery store manager that wants the women to flock to him, and a mortician that has lost the love of his life. Together they start researching different locations. They respond to an old woman that is seeing ghosts and find the cause of her problems to be a cordless phone. But when she goes missing, Jeff and the group are now suspects. As that story progresses, Aaron has a theory of the energy from the living being transferred to ghosts. But the only way to test this theory is to be around at the moment of death. Of course this is too morbid to actually try it. Or is it. When another client goes missing it seems someone wants to try this theory out. This is a great story that was so easy to get into. Joe Messina did an amazing job narrating the story. I love ghosts hunting tv shows and I felt like I was right there with the investigation. I love the scientific approach as opposed to hearing static and just believing you heard something. I never expected the ending. I was screaming at the radio when one of the characters seems to be the culprit. I loved the ending, it was so sad but nearly perfect. Honestly I would have loved a sequel or two. I will definitely be checking out John Mimms’ other books. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
After losing his parents. Jeff Granger is in search of answers. Did they continue to exist after death? He must know. Having no luck after trying several different paranormal investigation groups, he decides to start his own. The applicants are a strange lot, but beggars can’t be choosers. And soon his need for answers has him tempted to push beyond what is moral. Mysterious and forbidding events shadow Jeff’s investigations. Whether human or something else, he can’t stop. This is something I look for in a paranormal mystery, the sharing of the unknowing with the characters. The further you read, the darker it gets. Something else I need in a good paranormal thriller and my need for some boo was met. The author slowly built the atmosphere, keeping me on edge. And while the story didn’t scare me, it did give me some thrills. I also need believable characters. I don’t have to love them. I don’t mind if I hate them. I just need them to have all the flaws a real person would have. I sure got some doozies with Death Theory. Shouldn’t be surprised as, with people investigating the paranormal, you get all types. When things started going sideways, I had some good suspects if it turned out the mayhem came from a human source. The idea of some kind of life after death has always intrigued me. It would be nice to know we don’t just stop being. That’s what first drew me to this book and there were some interesting approaches to getting answers. I did enjoy Death Theory and will be reading more of what the author has to offer.