Psychopath + Empath = World Domination?
When Roland Vandergrift, a psychopath with a PhD in Neuro-physiology and Psychiatry wants something, he always gets it. Or does he. Will Sedric Jace, a high degree empath with a PhD in Physics, become like his psychopathic boss and mentor, Roland Vandergrift? Will Sedric be lured into the world of power, control, and conformance and help Roland achieve world domination?
Enter a world of big business where Lean Transformations have enabled massive reductions in work forces and closing of manufacturing plants. A world where the women are turned into stepford wives through the use of pharmaceuticals that affect their DNA to keep them subservient and devoted to men. A world where secrets are shared amongst a few privileged elite, in a special club where secrecy violations are met with the penalty of death.
If a high degree empath can hear others' thoughts, experience their feelings, and heal others, can a cold and calculating psychopath be the other end of the scale and capable of causing death purely through intention?
It is known that one in every 25 people is a psychopath. That doesn't mean they are killers and many make excellent CEO's, commanders, and leaders. They learn to fit in well and present some of the emotions of normal people without becoming emotionally involved with decisions. However, to them, other people are still no more than objects moving through space.
Empaths are less well known since they never cause harm and fit well into society as caring and empathetic persons. Some intuit others' feelings, while high degree empaths can even read minds and heal.
Can empaths be turned into psychopaths and use their powers for killing instead of healing?
What could possibly replace power, control, and conformance in this world? Can these three methods, used for centuries by governments, the military, and religions to amass wealth, create empires, and shape society, be replaced, or should they simply be accepted since that is how the world works.
Join Doctor Sedric Jace in his quest for answers.
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Reviewed by Maria Beltran for Readers' Favorite Power, Control, Conformance is a chilling science fiction novel written by A.J. Aaron where the business world is dominated by psychopath Roland Vandergrift who aims for world domination. His company, Lean Transformation, embarks on the closure of a number of manufacturing plants, resulting in massive unemployment. To do this, he needs the cooperation of Sedric Jace, who, unlike his boss, is an empath capable of empathizing with other people’s sufferings. Roland also seems to have the ability to kill people solely through intention. While working with him, Sedric battles with his innermost feelings, as he and his wife are lured into an elite circle where wives are turned into Stepford wives to make them servile and meek towards their husbands. Can Sedric turn Jace into a psychopath and together achieve a goal that will create havoc in the lives of many? In Power, Control, Conformance, we are reminded that there are people who will stop at nothing to amass great fortunes and wield power over many, even if it means the destruction of other people’s lives. Author A.J. Aaron’s main protagonists are Roland Vandergrift, a psychopath with a PhD in Neuro-physiology and Psychiatry, and Sedric Jace, an empath with a doctorate in Physics. It is interesting to discover the differences in each other’s characters and the interesting dynamics between them. This is because the writer does a great job in defining their depths and weaknesses. Throughout the book, the ambiance is consistent, making the theme clear and vivid. The development of the story is also quite effective and it successfully creates a sense of urgency in the reader to follow the story’s plot up to the end. A very entertaining and chilling read!