Guest post and Giveaway: What’s your biggest fear? by Scott Nicholson
What’s Your Liquid Fear? (Dr. Sebastian Briggs)
What’s your biggest fear?
That’s the question my flawed researcher asks his hired goon in my new thriller Liquid Fear. Of course, the goon’s response is “nothing.” Which the researcher. Dr. Sebastian Briggs, takes to mean his image is his greatest fear—the goon is afraid of seeming soft.
Briggs makes his hay exploiting people’s weaknesses, and his synthesis of the drugs Halcyon and Seethe has given him tools for changing people’s minds, ostensibly while improving their lives.
Briggs’s own fears lead to problems, too. And he’s driven to prove himself right, even at the expense of damaging or killing people. When he lures his original test subjects back, they discover the horrible acts they committed and learn that the past is subjective.
“There’s nothing to fear except fear itself.” Unless you don’t remember what you’re afraid of.
Briggs is exploring the border between the raging, primitive brain, and the amoral state of having a clear conscience. If your brain is wiped clean of the terrible things you did, are they still terrible? If a drunk on a black-out commits a murder, is it as bad as killing with full awareness?
Dive into Liquid Fear and decide for yourself!
Only by taking the mysterious pills can the survivors stave off the creeping phobias and inflicted madness that threaten to consume them. But the pills have an unexpected side effect—the survivors start remembering the terrible acts they perpetrated a decade ago. They are lured back to the Monkey House, the remote facility where the original trials took place, and Briggs has prepared it for their return.
Now they are trapped, they each have only one pill left, and cracks are forming in their civilized veneer.
After the pills are gone, there’s only one option. “Or else.”
Scott Nicholson is author of 20 books, including , , , and . He’s also written the children’s books and . Visit him at Haunted Computer.
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