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The Empty Reflection Beckons

The Empty Reflection Beckons

by Gary Ballard

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It's been nearly two years since forensic psychologist Dr. Jack Carter's wife, Sarah, disappeared along with his memory of the event. In that time, his friend and fellow psychologist Dr. Martin Dyer has treated the amnesia as Jack investigated Sarah's disappearance. Recently, Jack has discovered that Martin knows much more about the supernatural occurrences Jack has experienced during the investigation. Before Martin can be questioned, he sends Jack to diagnose an elderly gentleman's mental state, sending Jack to a house in disrepair. Rather than an senile invalid, Jack finds a spry senior who serves tea that sends Jack into hallucinations before losing consciousness. When he wakes, he finds himself transported back over 100 years into the body of a grieving widower with a penchant for investigating strange serial murders that bear a striking resemblance to the murders Jack's been investigating in his present. Set against the politically-charged New York City mayoral race of 1886, Jack and his host must solve the murder of a wealthy socialite's wife before the anti-immigrant tensions of the campaign boil over into violent chaos.

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BN ID: 2940161369937
Publisher: Gary Ballard
Publication date: 05/11/2019
Series: The Stepping Stone Cycle , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 614 KB

About the Author

At the age of eleven, Mr. Ballard began creating his own fictional worlds and inhabiting those worlds with eccentric characters. As an artist, graphic designer, web site designer, musician and author, he has spent decades enumerating a unique evolving vision of an absurd universe. His first four novels comprise a cyberpunk series called The Bridge Chronicles starring the amoral fixer of future Los Angeles, Artemis Bridge. The Bridge Chronicles in turn is one slice of cohesive universe that began as a pen-and-paper roleplaying game. Gary has also released a series of novellas based on the Cthulhu Mythos made famous by H.P. Lovecraft called The Stepping Stone Cycle. The final two books of the series have just been released. In addition, he has written two unsold screenplays based on the Bridge Chronicles series, and plans to adapt The Stepping Stone Cycle for television.

Mr. Ballard currently lives with his wife and dogs in the capitol of Mississippi, Jackson, where he continues to write, blog, compose music and play video games.

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