Synopses & Reviews
Peter Pendennis killed and dissected eleven people before they caught him. Now he was safely locked away in an institutionbut one of the multiple personalities he is host to claims to be the astronaut John Bruce, who is now running for President of the United States. And when Pendennis is confronted with Louise Callander, Bruce's former girl friend, he tells her things that only the real John Bruce could know. Nick Stubbs, a scientist investigating the nature of multiple dimensions in their connection to the human brain, was called in to investigateand now very much regrets it.
Someone is killing people, leaving their parts scattered in places where Nick has been, and the police think he's the prime suspect. The modus operandi of the murderer is identical to that of Peter Pendennisbut he apparently is still securely under lock and key. Nick knows that John Bruce had tested a new faster-than-light ship using higher dimensions, and had reported a strange, almost religious experience. Was part of his personality left behind, becoming attached to Peter Pendennis? Soon, Nick and Louise are on the run. But how can they escape a killer who seems to be unbound by any restraints of space and time?
About the Author
Chris Dolley was born in Bournemouth, England on September 30th, 1954. Several attempts to educate him were made by staff at Winton and Moordown, Bournemouth School and, finally, Plymouth Polytechnic. But he was too fast, graduating at the age of 20 with an honours degree in Geography. In 1974 he formed the Free Cornish Army, who declared Cornwall an independent nation. The humor Punch
called the affair a "splendid hoax." After 13 years as a computer programmer for the Home Office, he founded Randomberry Games in 1981, probably the first UK computer game company. In 1995, Chris moved to France, and he and his wife now live on a farm he has renovated in the Normandy-Maine Regional Park. In between the plumbing and roofing at his new home, he appeared in the films Joan of Arc
, though his role in the former ended up on the cutting room floor (he hopefully awaits the Director's Cut). His mystery novel An Unsafe Pair of Hands
was short listed for the Sara Ann Freed Memorial Award for best first mystery. His first novel for Baen was Resonance.