Shift

Shift

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America in 1963 is a country at a crossroads: Vietnam, the civil rights movement, the Cuban missile crisis, the sexual revolution, FBI, CIA, LSD - and a promise of change offered by a new President, John F Kennedy. Some people believe in the future. Other conspire to control it. Chandler Forrestal is a man whose life is changed forever when he is unwittingly dragged into a CIA mind-control experiment. After being given a massive dose of LSD, Chandler develops a frightening array of mental powers. With his heightened perception he uncovers a plot to assassinate President Kennedy. Chased by the dark powers of world government, will Chandler be able to harness his 'shift' and rewrite history?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 30mm | 335g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552777447
  • 9780552777445
  • 1,697,080

Review quote

"Brilliant" * The Sun * "From acid induced mind control to covert operations in Cuba, from a missing nuclear weapon to mass hallucinations, Shift runs a gamut that your inner conspiracu theorist will find delightful and provocative... reading Shift is like fighting a featherweight boxer. Always moving, constantly on its toes, it peppers you with small punches until, eventually, you succumb and it delivers the knockout. But oh, what a fight, and certainly one that is enjoyable and frentetic from start to finish... For an engaging romp through the 60s that never were, look no further than Shift" * Book Page *show more

About Tim Kring

Tim Kring is an acclaimed screenwriter and television producer. He is the creator and executive producer of Heroes. Dale Peck is the author of nine books, including most recently the novels Body Surfing and Sprout.show more

Back cover copy

'Lively prose and well-drawn characters' SFX Magazine America in the sixties is a country at a crossroads: Vietnam, the Cuban missile crisis, the sexual revolution, the CIA and LSD. John F. Kennedy is promising change. While some people believe in the future, others conspire to control it. Chandler Forrestal is changed forever when he is unwittingly dragged into a CIA mind-control experiment. After being given a massive dose of LSD, Chandler develops a frightening array of mental powers, and his heightened perception uncovers a plot to assassinate President Kennedy. Suddenly, Chandler becomes a target for deadly forces in and out of government. Chased across America, will Chandler be able to harness his 'shift' and rewrite history? Both heart-stopping and thought-provoking, Shift is a new calibre of thriller set at the collision of sixties counter-culture and the rise of dark forces in world government.show more

Review Text

"From acid induced mind control to covert operations in Cuba, from a missing nuclear weapon to mass hallucinations, Shift runs a gamut that your inner conspiracu theorist will find delightful and provocative... reading Shift is like fighting a featherweight boxer. Always moving, constantly on its toes, it peppers you with small punches until, eventually, you succumb and it delivers the knockout. But oh, what a fight, and certainly one that is enjoyable and frentetic from start to finish... For an engaging romp through the 60s that never were, look no further than Shift"show more

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228 ratings
2.96 out of 5 stars
5 9% (20)
4 20% (46)
3 40% (92)
2 20% (46)
1 11% (24)
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