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Monday, August 11, 2014

The Tesla Gate by John D. Mimms

The Tesla Gate


When a cosmic storm enters Earth’s atmosphere, scientists are baffled by its composition and origins, but not nearly as much as they are by the storm’s side effect – anyone who has died and chosen not to cross over is suddenly stranded here, visible, and can interact with the living.

With the world thrown into chaos, Thomas Pendleton is eager to make up for many broken promises to his six-year-old son, Seth. Soon after the storm, they set out on a road trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, completely unaware of the social and political maelstrom they’re heading into that will change their lives forever.
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Book Readers Review 

The Tesla Gate is a Science Fiction book that has an interesting and unique idea.  The plot has its roots in both the paranormal, science, and insight into how people cope with death.  Tesla Gate the first book of a trilogy ends leaving the reading hanging ready for the next one.  A cosmic storm enters Earths atmosphere and the paranormal effects begin.  Scifi is not my usual choice of reading but I found myself drawn into the story early on and compelled to finish.  A love story between a father and son is the focus takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster, at times frustrating.  The story revolves around a man named Thomas Pendleton losing his wife and son Seth.  and the second chance for Thomas has a second chance  to keep promises he made to Seth but never kept.   The author has taken an unusual idea and achieved an interesting combination of human emotions and the paranormal.  

Source:  I was given this book by Netgalley and as part of a tour, which did not influence my views in any way.  These are my own thoughts on the book.  


Excerpt (The prologue)

The day the storm hit, the world was changed forever.

Its severity would not be measured in property damage or loss of life, although the latter could be argued. This storm’s impact turned man’s beliefs completely upside down; the social upheaval would be worse than the aftermath of any storm in history.

Though this storm did not bring hurricane force winds, driving rain, cyclones or even floods, its effects would be far more subtle … but the impact every bit as palpable. This storm had unique origins and, unlike most weather events, it was not relegated to one geographic area. Indeed it covered the entire planet; no one was left unaffected.

Living or dead.

john mimmsAuthor John D. Mimms

John D. Mimms is a business owner, paranormal researcher, and author. John served as the Technical Director for the Arkansas Paranormal and Anomalous Studies Team (ARPAST). During his four-year tenure with the organization, he helped supervise over 100 investigations and wrote more than sixteen technical articles. One of John's articles, titled "A Christmas Carol Debunked," was read live on Parazona Radio by Paul Bradford of Ghost Hunters International fame. John also wrote the ARPAST technical/training manual which is a comprehensive guide on equipment usage, investigation protocol, and scientific theory for paranormal research.

In 2009 John decided to couple his knowledge of paranormal phenomena with his lifelong love of literary fiction. Among his titles are The Great Keep, Death Theory, and The Lemonade Girl. John is currently working on book two of The Tesla Gate trilogy.

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