Mind in Chains

It was spring in the Midwest and the perfect storm was brewing.

A scientist of considerable renown, Dr. James Conroy, Jr., was leading a grassroots movement to improve access to medical treatment in the United States. At the same time, a group known as the Crusaders for Common Sense was rallying around the cry, “Stop Playing God with Medicine.” Claiming that medical science merely maintained the body while the soul rotted from within, they stood opposed to Conroy—violently opposed.

Like most residents of St. Louis, Missouri, Sam “Doc” Price and Nicole Veles watched in horror as the violence escalated. But after a noted medical researcher was attacked at Nicole’s apartment, she and Doc were plunged into a world of domestic terrorism.

Doc found an unlikely ally in FBI Special Agent Rebecca Marte. Together, they tried to make sense of the Crusaders’ actions that defied all logic. The terrorists showed no fear of identification—or even death. In the end, Doc risked everything he loved in a final, deadly gambit with the Crusaders, only to find that the cost of his ploy may be more than he can pay.

Editorial Reviews

“Bruce Perrin is a master of the techno-thriller. An accomplished writer, a great story-teller, fearfully knowledgeable about all things technical, it is inevitable that his books will fascinate. Mind in Chains is yet another superb thriller featuring the redoubtable Sam 'Doc' Price and Nicole Veles.” - Brian O'Hare, author of the award-winning Inspector Sheehan Mysteries

"The best medical thrillers juxtapose the personal and the political, crafting conundrums that affect both. Mind in Chains moves deftly between church matters and perceptions, misconceptions about technology fostered by the Council for the Right and other influencers, and interplays between the medical community, believers, individuals with other motivations, and Sam and Nicole.

As Mind in Chains examines different beliefs and motivations, readers are treated to a fast-paced thriller that grows intrigue, crafts delusions, and moves back into the introduction's events with new perceptions of its significance. The premise which evolves is riveting, original, and thought-provoking.

Readers seeking a well-developed medical thriller that injects a substantial dose of moral, ethical, and social considerations into its story, tempering all with strong psychological growth in its characters, will find Mind in Chains just the ticket. It's a multifaceted, absorbing read that lingers in the mind long after the final revelation which examines issues of justice and humanity, as it crafts a growing story of horror." - D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review

Mind in Chains "... looks at very provocative topics. It’s always fun when an author has the skills to offer a gripping thriller and, at the same time, cover aspects of a topic that is so often discussed and is so often in the news. This novel is very much a job well done. Enjoy! I did." - A Wishing Shelf Book Review

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Mind in Chains is book #3 in the Mind Sleuth Series.  Like each of the books in this series, it is standalone and may be read in any order.  A handful of pages tie the events in this book to the ongoing story of Dr. Sam “Doc” Price and his friends, who rely on their wits and scientific background to unravel psychological and technological mysteries.

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