Jim Ormonde fell in love with writing as a youngster and decided to make a career from words while still at school, when a week’s work experience at his local newspaper made him realise that writing about real life was almost as good as the made up stuff. He progressed from news reporter with provincial titles to broadcast journalist with the BBC when a chance interview with a former motorcycle champion kidnapped him from journalism and led him to an accidental career in financial services. He become CEO of a large technology company sold 72 hours before the credit crises, after which he returned to writing for pleasure, this time from a black desk in his study overlooking the family garden in rural Lincolnshire. He is engaged, with two young daughters, and would be blissfully happy were it not for the compelling need to write at least one more chapter. His debut novel, The Sawol Discovery, is a speculative conspiracy thriller.
You Are Not Who You Think You Are.
Bernstein wants us all to live longer. His most successful company makes activity-monitoring wearables for millions of customers worldwide. When new devices record an energy spike at the point of death, Bernstein believes he’s uncovered the existence of the human soul.
Terrorised by religious extremists who want all research stopped, Bernstein is chased to the remote mountains of Norway where he learns that the voice of conscience—the power of will—is not our own. We’ve been manipulated by an ancient race to become our own worst enemy: a meticulously planned cull of mankind is already underway to ensure our lasting survival. With his enemies closing in and nowhere to hide, Bernstein must surrender in silence or risk those he loves by revealing the secret he’s uncovered. It’s time to choose who to lose or watch the world burn.