Author and practicing Clinical Psychologist with a background in Forensic Psychology.
A mind research experiment studying human consciousness goes horrifyingly wrong. Thousands are killed when a Russian suburb is mysteriously destroyed, leaving a mile-deep crater in its place. At the same time, a U.S. space shuttle vaporizes in orbit, and a Canadian mountaintop is ripped away.
One thing lies behind it all: The mind of Stefan Dürr.
Existence is dreary hell for Dr. Beau Walker. An embittered loner, he sleepwalks through life until the government virtually kidnaps him, hurling him into an incredibly menacing adventure beyond his wildest imaginings.
Coerced into joining a U.S./Russian scientific team, Beau searches for the cause of the disasters. Beginning with a treacherous, life-threatening exploration of the anomalous crater, where scientific laws don’t seem to apply, he's thrown into a world of unimaginable advanced
biotechnology, biowarfare, genetics, paranormal research, and military intrigue.
The stakes are inconceivably high: Find and control the cause...or face worldwide annihilation.
A test subject is in a liquid filled cylinder in a basement laboratory in Podol'sk in Russia. During the procedure, he experiences a seizure and chaos ensues in the laboratory. When everything settles down, all that remains in the tank is a formless, featureless black cloud. The cloud totally engulfs everything and disappears, leaving nothing but a massive crater. A team is quickly assembled to investigate the incident and the strange crater. Among these is Beau Walker, psychologist and empath. It is obvious that something very bizarre has occurred in Podol'sk. Walker embarks on a journey dealing with his personal demons and must struggle to save humanity from itself.
The SHIVA Syndrome: Finalist in EPIC Books (Scifi), International Book Awards, Bookvana (visionary fiction), Authors Talk About It, and Honorable Mention (Reader's Favorite).