As a high level empath approaching senior year in high school, Brian struggles with his out of control talent that is causing constant psychic burnout and threatens his life. This becomes the very least of his problems when he’s chosen for an illegal experiment and kidnapped by a group of merciless scientists intent on developing a retrovirus that can create the ultimate weapon in psychic ability. Brian’s empathic talent warns him that his captors will kill him when they’ve concluded whether or not the injection has succeeded in giving him new psychic abilities. He knows he has only days to discover a way to escape before they end his life.
Unfortunately, there’s another danger lying in wait. Someone close to Brian is an energy transference psi, commonly referred to as a psychic vampire, who has been stealing his energy for many years and is willing to murder him to keep the secret safe.
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About the Author
John O'Riley has been writing as far back as he can remember. He is an award winning fiction writer and the author of the Grumpy Old Wizards series, The Winters Family Psi Chronicles series, and the Wizards of Seattle series. His movie feature screenplay, Cursed, is an Honorable Mention Winner for the 2012 Screenplay Festival. His most recent accomplishments include the screenplays New Earth, Pinky Swear, and Mutant Wizards in the 2014 Filmmakers International Screenplay Awards which made it to Quarter-Finalist status.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and French and worked in and managed a variety of bookstores including Borders. He currently resides in Washington state and has a parakeet companion named Amy who sings like a canary to help encourage and inspire him.
He loves reading fantasy, science fiction, and humorous fiction. Some of his favorite authors include Kim Harrison, Jim Butcher, S.J. Viehl, Kat Richardson, J.K. Rowling, Angie Sage, Jayne Krentz, and Dima Zales.