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After researcher Mason Brooks invents a dream-the-future machine, he uses it to amass riches in stocks and gambling and to impress the young and comely Monica Westfield.   But then he starts dreaming, and avoiding, his own death with increasing frequency.   Death is seemingly imminent.   The various lethal dreams share only one common component: the presence of a complete stranger, Paul Fontana.   Now Brooks and Fontana are linked in an enigmatic death dance.   Desperate to solve the mysterious bond, Brooks invites Paul into his home.   Throw in a gun, a love interest, Sigmund Freud, and a prophetic golden bracelet, and things get interesting.   This is Deja vu at its most devastating.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   wild experiments on people    -   cure/disease Spying/Terrorism Thriller    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   search for gems/treasure/money Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Search for technology?    -   method of mind control

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   gambler Age:    -   20's-30's


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   scientific labs    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references    -   descript of kissing    -   descript. of other female areas    -   rape (yeech!) A lot of techno jargon?    -   Yes Kind of jargon?    -   biology/medical Unusual forms of death    -   fright Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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