In her brilliantly orchestrated debut novel, Sandra M.W. Bateman blends the real and the speculative, fact and fiction to create a breathtaking tale about psychic ability and how it affects the lives of people who have been endowed with this supernatural gift.
“Standards for Psychic Integration Presents The Journal of Marie Sands” is a well-paced story filled with government conspiracies, paranormal phenomena and a cast of richly drawn characters.
In her novel, Bateman envisions a world teetering on the brink of technological and spiritual transcendence. In this world, it is possible to awaken one’s psychic ability by implanting computer chips that can read into an obscure part of the brain known as the God Spot, the domain of all psychic abilities. A covert government agency, Standards for Psychic Integration (SPI), was formed to recruit psychics.
At the center of the action is SPI Division Director Michael Tipper who encounters a psychic, Marie Sands, gifted with powers that will make him question the very foundation of his faith and life. Michael is caught between a rock and a hard place – will he help Marie or will he leave her at the hands of the government? In the drama that ensues, readers will embark on a journey deep into the realm of the paranormal while they explore humanistic themes of life, death, morality and spirituality.
Moving to a breathtaking crescendo of suspense, “Standards for Psychic Integration Presents The Journal of Marie Sands” is a cutting-edge supernatural saga that will leave readers breathless for the next book in the series.
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