A Predatory Mind

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Stalked by a killer.

Eight intelligent people are locked in an abandoned library, one is a murderer.
They believe by using reason, they can identify the killer.
They believe by not taking risks, they will be safe.
They are wrong.

     A Predatory Mind is a thriller imagining the consequences of a meeting between the eccentric inventor, Nikola Tesla and the notorious serial killer, Henry H. Holmes.

     In the 1890s, Tesla employed an invention to examine Holmes' mind. To his horror, Tesla realized he not only read the thoughts of Holmes, but received a part of his personality. The inventor halted his experiments, sealing his journals.

     More than a century later, Dr. Gordon Rickert, an unprincipled scientist, is recruited to replicate the research. Soon he and his colleagues discover that Tesla's device has more purposes and dangers than they had imagined. During their investigations they resurrect a long dead evil. Trying to undo the damage, they agree to lock themselves in together. Being killed off one by one, the investigators must determine who among them is harboring a predatory mind.

A Predatory Mind is available from Loose Leaves Publishing for pre-purchase in hard cover or electronic editions.

More to the story

First three chapters.
Notes and inspirations.
The Breiland Library

copyright 2013, Martin Hill Ortiz