Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Peppertree Press Announces the Upcoming Release of In Dreams by Florida novelist Robert Logan

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An intense psychological thriller, In Dreams will be available on April 5, 2012


SARASOTA, FLORIDA – The Peppertree Press announces the upcoming release of In Dreams by Robert Logan.  In Dreams (Hardcover, ISBN:  978-1-61493-090-7, 222 pages, $25.95/Trade Paper:  978-1-61493-029-7, 222 pages, $14.95) will be available nationwide on April 5, 2012.

An intense psychological thriller, In Dreams features protagonist Jack Corbitt.  A 30-year-old history teacher and native of bucolic Magnolia Creek, a Boulder, Colorado suburb, Jack is thrust into extraordinary circumstances when the past and present collide in a most unusual—and terrifying—way.

It’s the last place on earth where a grisly crime should happen:   Magnolia Creek, a sleepy little town framed by the majestic Rocky Mountains. But this quiet town is under siege: a series of gruesome murders have put Magnolia Creek on edge.  In only ten days, the bodies of three women are discovered all bearing the hallmarks of a serial killer.  Eerily, these murders harken back to a time over forty years ago when the women of Magnolia Creek were stalked by a serial killer known as The Hillside Ripper.  Could history be repeating itself?  The police think a copycat killer is at work.

Even though The Ripper struck decades before Jack was even born, there’s something about this case that grabs him—and won’t let him go. Diagnosed with a rare brain disease in his youth, Jack is no stranger to having unusual premonitions. But these episodes seem to be happening more and more frequently.  During a routine doctor’s visit, Jack’s worst fears are confirmed when a brain scan reveals tumors growing at an alarming rate. Jack’s only hope of treatment is an aggressive experimental procedure to reverse the process of the disease. But this new treatment is not without risk:  there’s a low probability of success and the high likelihood of debilitating side-effects.

With no other alternatives, Jack begins the series of treatments and starts to experience bizarre, vivid dreams where he is transported back in time. Somehow able to open this mysterious portal to the past, Jack becomes linked to Maggie Roper, a newspaper reporter covering the 1971 murders. Eager to make a name for herself as an investigative journalist, Maggie is hot on the trail of a killer—but both her job and her life are on the line.

These unsettling connections come only in dreams after each treatment and as they continue, Jack finds himself caught up in a nightmare—a nightmare that could have deadly consequences. As Jack vacillates between the past and present, one thing becomes abundantly clear:  the police are wrong. Dead wrong. And he’ll be forced to race against time…before it’s too late, because the only way to stop this psychotic murderer is in his dreams. Can Jack solve the murders—and stop a killer—while his own life hangs in the balance?

A haunting tale that will leave readers breathless, In Dreams is a mesmerizing page turner that fuses the high-octane speed of a psychological thriller with the mysteriousness of dreams and the telepathic phenomenon linking the past and the present. An exhilarating novel with an extraordinary storyline, In Dreams is a gripping read from a dynamic new voice in the world of thriller writing.

A native of New Jersey, Robert Logan lives in South Florida. Logan works as a software developer for a Florida-based retail software company.  A member of the Florida Writers Association, Logan is currently at work on his next novel, Extreme Beliefs. The Peppertree Press is an independent book publisher based in Florida.  Members of the news media wishing to request a review copy of In Dreams or more information are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone – (615) 297-9875, or by email – maryglenn@maryglenn.com.

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