HEAVEN RIDE is a techno-thriller about two loyal friends who unlock secrets of the human soul and invent a device that ejects the soul and long-term memory on its path to heaven, and then brings it back. The �Pod� enables them to build Heaven Ride into the most lucrative empire the world has ever known, until ruthless rivals embark on a campaign of deceit, treachery and betrayal to wrest it away for their own insidious plan. This quandary of science and morality may change the way you think about heaven and the afterlife � FOREVER.
David Brownington, a brilliant entrepreneurial mastermind with a leading business incubator, comes in contact with a mysterious gadget that measures wavelengths never seen before. His close friend, JW Gomez, a third-year Ph.D. candidate, supercedes the boundaries of his doctoral studies using a bio-pod that creates out-of-body experiences. Driven by memories of his little brother who perished in a gruesome accident as a child, JW's extra-curricular studies of sudden traumatic death lead to the astonishing discovery of the human soul. When David and JW merge these devices, they stumble upon the highway to heaven.
Each of them falls in love as their miraculous invention takes the world by storm. Millions make the trip. As Heaven Ride prospers, its repercussions ripple throughout society. Protests, bombs and kidnappings threaten to shut it down, posing risks to David, JW, their friends and families. Long after Heaven Ride becomes a household word, startling revelations put David and JW in the crosshairs of dangerous men seeking ultimate power.
With HEAVEN RIDE, John Eccleston and Kerry Gleason have woven an intense tale of ambition, success, friendship, betrayal, greed and corruption. It's an intricate and interesting tale of mankind's most startling invention, and technology gone awry.
About the Author
It was on one of his many transcontinental flights leaning against the plane window high above the clouds and thinking about his deceased mother that sparked his imagination about taking a ride to heaven. Born in Alabama, raised in Utah and after three decades in New York, Eccleston recently settled with his family in Richmond, Va., where he plans to pen the next in a series of Heaven Ride books.
Kerry Gleason is a versatile writer who has excelled in journalism, public relations, screenwriting, and now, as a novelist. He wrote the award-winning screenplay, NORTH STAR: THE LIFE OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS, and has published many humor essays, short stories, sports commentaries and business articles. Earlier, he provided marketing expertise to Fortune 500 companies, including Wendy�s landmark �Where�s the Beef?� campaign.
Like David Brownington, he was graduated by St. Bonaventure University. A native of Rochester, N.Y., he calls Denver, Colo. his home, but now resides in West Melbourne, Fla., where he provides a plentiful supply of hemoglobin to the mosquito population. Dogs and Vitamin D are his friends.