PRACTITIONERS - a new novel by myself and Patrick Lacey, coming summer 2018 on Blood Shot Books
When Henry Stapleton's wife Julia is murdered, suspect Richard Prescott is arrested and tried for the killing. Except the answer isn't so simple. It seems Prescott was working for a man named Paul White, a real estate mogul who's recently opened up a Reiki Healing Center in Bellview, Henry's hometown. Experiencing hallucinations that are far more than simple grief, Henry, along with his partner George Patrick, embark on an investigation after more murders begin to occur around town. Despite his dislike of pseudoscience, desperate for answers, Henry takes lucid dreaming lessons through the healing center. The deeper he travels into his nightmares, the more he learns his reality may not be as concrete as he'd thought. He sees images of his late wife. Julia resembles her old self, before her murder, and she's hell bent on leading him in the direction of Paul White, who, it turns out, may not exist after all. Though his name appears on his properties, there is no evidence of his birth, no social security number, no means of tracing anything. White is a Practitioner, and Henry may be on his way to becoming one as well, but not without cost.
(Photo credit to backpackerverse -- not official artwork)