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Publisher's Summary

They thought Big Pharma had created the perfect sleeping pill. A handful of patients would disagree. 

From J.M. Lanham comes a heart-pumping thrill ride that puts a sci-fi twist on the future of medicine, technology, and philosophy. 

It’s 2021 and Paul Freeman just landed a job with Asteria Pharmaceuticals, a world leader in revolutionary drug development. Paul knows the company’s future is riding on the success of their latest product - a sleeping pill designed to interact with the human genome to deliver the perfect eight-hour sleep cycle. 

Just a few blocks from Asteria’s Atlanta headquarters, troubled self-help guru Donny Ford is selling a different kind of drug, empowering followers to take control of their lives using a sacred meditation technique skeptics believe may have already taken his mind to a dangerous place. 

Three thousand miles away, war-hardened journalist Claire Connor sits captive in a top-secret facility hidden deep in the Costa Rican jungle, guilty of two offenses: seeking help for a sleep disorder, and asking too many questions. 

When these worlds collide, the three will discover just how far some companies are willing to go to protect the bottom line. 

The debut novel by J.M. Lanham, The R.E.M. Effect is a new addition to the science fiction tradition of Michael Crichton, Preston & Child, Douglas Richards, and Blake Crouch. 

Dive into fast-paced suspense that explores Big Pharma corruption, clandestine government experiments, and the mysteries of the human brain to create a world where taking a pill could mean taking lives.

©2016 J.M. Lanham (P)2019 Firewave Media LLC

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  • 03-15-20

Strange performance

I'm not sure I've listened to an audiobook with sound effects and music before, so those additions were a little strange. Also the narrator has a very distinctive voice and, to me, sounds a bit like Wilford Brimley. I had to constantly correct my perception of the characters not being 70 years old with big mustaches and suspenders. The story itself was interesting and kept me listening. Maybe this is one of those books I should have read instead of listened to.

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This was enjoyable!

It was different and interesting and I really enjoyed the storyline! Can’t wait till the next one!