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Covert Dreams Kindle Edition
"Don't start reading this book on an evening when you have to get up early the next morning, because you're going to find it hard to put down!" – Nick Russell, author of BIG LAKE
"This story will not disappoint as it sucks you right into these lives from page one and doesn't let go until the last page is turned." – D. Everetti, author of PUNISHING
"Covert Dreams is "I got captured"-reading, as opposed to "escape"-reading." – George Wier, mystery and crime writer
"Covert Dreams had me from the gripping opening scene to the satisfying conclusion." – Dale Roberts, author of IRREFUTABLE
From the Author
- International Mystery & Crime- Conspiracies- Political Thrillers- Political Suspense- Psychological Thrillers- Kidnapping- Psychic Mysteries- Suspense- Thrillers- Private Investigator
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. What inspired you to write Covert Dreams?
Mike. I love a good mystery. I like to be thrilled. In addition, I have always been intrigued by the relationship the United States has had with Saudi Arabia, one of the most restrictive societies in the world, where I have been a personal witness to the fact that life here and life there is as different as being on two separate planets. What we take here for a given is nearly always a no-no there.
The area of parapsychology has always intrigued me, and where better to deal with something such as this than in a very hidden-from-the-rest-of-the-world location. The mixture of live and let live as practiced in Bavarian Munich, coupled with the fervent zeal of Arabia, enhanced by American involvement--and the plot just seemed to thicken, drawing me into it as I wrote, without my ever knowing precisely where or how it would end, but loving every minute of it.
Q. What writing technique of yours are you most proud of?
Mike. My answer can be summed up by one of the many readers who have left reviews on my Amazon website: "One last point: at the end of most of the chapters the author used an unusual and effective technique that really won my respect. I felt I was in the hands of a master. Terrific book. I would recommend it to anyone." This particular review really had an effect on me since I had worked extremely hard to perfect this specific technique.
Since COVERT DREAMS has two alternating stories that are linked in a horrifying way at the end, I wanted to keep the reader in suspense the entire journey. I especially wanted to ensure that this would be a page-turner. So what I did was to link each chapter together with endings that would titillate the reader, making one want to hurry on to see what was going to happen next.
Q. Is there anything else you would like your readers to know?
Mike. The locales I write about are real. For instance, COVERT DREAMS is set primarily in Munich and in Saudi Arabia. I have lived and studied in Germany, and I know Munich as well as I know the back of my own hands. Also, I was a college professor at the University of Petroleum and Minerals, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. I have traveled extensively throughout Saudi Arabia and the Middle East.
- ASIN : B005WO860K
- Publisher : Pacific Books (January 13, 2014)
- Publication date : January 13, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 499 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 341 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #529,058 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Dabbie Hodson is a college student that studying abroad in Munich, Germany. She believed in dreams and parapsychology such as telepathy. She met up with a man named Gus Simpson who only wanted to know more about Dabbie. Yet Gus Simpson was hiding something from everyone including Dabbie. He cared about Dabbie very much. Dabbie was murdered and her case was never solved. Gus Simpson vanished from sight. BJ has been working for Weatherstone Advertising Agency but feels that he's being slowly pushed out of his job. BJ has just landed a huge account for them yet has hardly worked on it because he's being dreaming about the same woman night after night. BJ feels like he's going out of his mind yet cannot stop this from happening. His wife Gina says that he needs to move on from this which is putting a strain on their marriage. BJ continues to dream without end. Stan Halsey is looking for a new leash on life along with his wife Valerie. He goes to U.P.M. in Saudi Arabia to secure their home while he's teaching. He knows that his wife arrived but she has gone missing without a trace. No one believes Stan has a wife because all documents state that he's single which is a blatent lie. Stan is frantic with worry and frustration about his missing wife. He meets a woman named Linda Green who sometimes thinks her name is also Karen but doesn't know why. Linda know that she's been held against her will by a man named Ibrahim Muffani. Ibrahim Muffani is a doctor that is doing experiments on the mind's of his subjects with terrifying results. What is going on? Why is BJ dreaming? Who is Dabbie? Will Stan find his wife? Where is Valerie? Who is following everyone? What is the big secret? Your answers await you in Covert Dreams.
While searching for the answers to the above questions. Ask yourself this:Do you control your dreams, thougths, and identity? Explore this fascinating story of long kept secrets that no one wants to be revealed to the outside world.
B.J. is having a vivid, recurring dream about Dabbie, a woman he has never met in Munich, a city where he's never been. Everyone assures him that it doesn't mean anything, but he knows and we know that it does. Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia, a man is going crazy looking for his wife who has disappeared. But all the records show that she never existed and everyone assumes that he is indeed crazy. A diplomat in an Athens hospital has some incriminating knowledge but because of his head trauma, again, no one believes him.
We know it all ties together with a brutal murder in Munich in 1984, but how? The complex plot twists and turns toward a conclusion I never saw coming. If you enjoy psychological thrillers and exotic locals, this is the book for you.
-Lisa Hall Deckert
This book is well-written and the thrilling mystery continues throughout the book. I enjoyed the story; it kept me interested and compelled me to finish reading it without interruption. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery and suspense.
BJ seemed to have his life on track, or so he thought. Then the dreams began. Dreams of a woman named Dabbie. Who was this woman? She wasn't his wife. Why do his dreams take place in Munich, Germany? As the dreams continue, they turn into nightmares that he can't escape from. Despite trying everything, including doctors, the nightmares still haunt him. BJ's life begins to fall apart and he questions his own sanity.
Stan has his own nightmares to contend with. His wife Valerie was supposed to join him in Saudi Arabia but she never arrived. When he seeks help in locating her, he is astonished to learn that there are no records anywhere that show she ever existed.
Filled with believeable characters and a thrilling plot, I was captivated from chapter to chapter. This book will grab you and not let go until its conclusion.
About The Author
In all the lands the storyteller is revered. The first stories were spoken words accompanied by facial expressions and gestures. Ancient tribes left paintings on cave walls to tell their stories. Native Indians gathered around a fire, using music, dancing and costumes to act out their stories.
Mike Meyer lives in the 21st Century. He uses pen, paper and a computer to tell his stories. In the true tradition of storytelling, his words are his expressions.
Fasten your seatbelts, open the book, and enjoy the ride.
I gave this book 5 stars because when I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it.
Top reviews from other countries
I like a book that grabs on the first few pages - and this does - in spades.
I read it sitting by a pool and couldnt put it down.
Also, at this point newly-introduced characters were barely given any life at all. The author is fortunate in having some experience abroad, but a novel needs atmosphere rather than description and geography least of all. There are one or two little touches - the Saudi truck with the men in the cab and the woman on the back, for example, but the author seems to be anxious about rushing on with the action. Show not tell is the art of writing fiction. For an example of good style, Gerald Seymour could provide some excellent models of writing for an international thriller. A thorough editing would benefit this book.