Richard Garrison, a Corporal in the British Military Police, loses his sight while trying to save the wife and child of millionaire industrialist Thomas Schroeder from a terrorist bomb. While Garrison is recovering from his injuries, Schroeder makes him an offer the young man cannot refuse-refuge at Schroeder's luxurious mountain retreat and rehabilitation from the best doctors who can treat Garrison's blindness and if not cure him at least teach him a new way of life.
But Thomas Schroeder has a secret. He is dying and determined not to lose his life. The doctors tell him his body cannot be saved. But about his mind? Garrison's healthy young body would make an excellent replacement for Schroeder's failing corpus, if the machines to perform the operation can be perfected in time.
Garrison has no secrets of his own. Since the bombing that caused a loss of his sight, Garrison has become aware of new abilities slowly developing in his mind: mental powers he is beginning to master; strengths Schroeder cannot expect.
Richard Garrison and Thomas Schroeder, two strong-willed men locked in battle for the greatest prize-life itself.
About the Author
Brian Lumley is the author of the bestselling Necroscope series of vampire novels. The first Necroscope, Harry Keogh, also appears in a collection of Lumley's short fiction, Harry Keogh and Other Weird Heroes, along Titus Crow and Henri Laurent de Marigny, from Titus Crow, Volumes One, Two, and Three, and David Hero and Eldin the Wanderer, from the Dreamlands series.
An acknowledged master of Lovecraft-style horror, Brian Lumley has won the British Fantasy Award and been named a Grand Master of Horror. His works have been published in more than a dozen countries and have inspired comic books, role-playing games, and sculpture, and been adapted for television.
When not writing, Lumley can often be found spear-fishing in the Greek islands, gambling in Las Vegas, or attending a convention somewhere in the US. Lumley and his wife live in England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Those of you who like Mr. Lumley will like Psychomech very much. The story revolves around British Army Corporal Richard Garrison and Thomas Schroeder. You get to delve a bit into the post-war era of the Nazis, observe the life of a milloniare who likes hallucinogenic mushrooms, and refers to the smell of them as "semen", and witness the love-lives of both men, see the IRA get pummeled, as well as a lot more fun stuff. Richard is blinded early on and he begins his journey into the world of ESP--you know: Levitation, Precognisance, Teleportation, etc. His study of parapsychology is fueled by Thomas, who believes he can be reincarnated through Richard. I must mention Koenig. Psychomech reminds me of the Mushroom experience very much. Lumley's "dream world" is robust with dark detail and character. Gives one a warm feeling just thinking about the black lake and black castle. You will wait a good long while to see Terri and Wyatt get what you very much want to happen to them.