Blackstone Publishing has chosen Dread Central to exclusively premiere the trailer for The Dreaming Tree, a new novel by Matthew Mather, internationally bestselling author of CyberStorm and The Atopia Chronicles. It’s the first in a planned series featuring New York detective Delta Devlin and will be released on July 9th!
Check out the trailer embedded at the top of the article and read the synopsis below.
After a near-fatal car crash, Royce Vandeweghe wakes up to find he’s one of the first patients to undergo a radical new procedure: a full-body transplant. Convalescing years later and suffering from waking nightmares, he answers the door at his Long Island home and meets Delta Devlin, a New York detective. She sees things nobody else can–visions created by a mutation to her eyes–and meeting Royce sets off an unraveling chain of events… Royce becomes Devlin’s prime suspect in a string of grisly murders. Desperate for answers, he tracks down the grieving widow of the man whose body he now inhabits. Out of time, and perhaps his mind, they spiral into a world of black-market body parts and billionaires where nothing can stand in the way of living forever-not even death itself.
About Matthew Mather:
Matthew Mather is the internationally bestselling author of CyberStorm and The Atopia Chronicles. He is also a leading member of the world’s cybersecurity community who started out his career working at the McGill Centre for Intelligent Machines. He went on to found one of the first tactile-interface companies, which became the world leader in its field, and to create a major award-winning brain-training video game. In between, he has worked in a variety of start-ups, from computational nanotechnology to electronic health records, weather prediction systems to genomics, and even social-intelligence research.
Praises for The Dreaming Tree:
“For nearly a century, ever since The Hands of Orlac, readers have been fascinated by the notion of a body at war with itself. Now, in The Dreaming Tree, Matthew Mather ramps up this classic concept to an even higher level of thrills and suspense. In a believable near-future setting, rich guy Roy Lowell-Vandeweghe undergoes a full-body transplant-courtesy of the mysterious Eden Corporation-awaking to find his head grafted onto a donor form. What follows is a nightmare odyssey of identity confusion, uncovering the legacy of the past, and coming to terms with one’s own sins and those of others. Add in a murder mystery under the investigation of classy, sassy female cop Delta Devlin, and you have a twin-barreled blast of creepy, high-tech, gothic grue.”
-Paul Di Filippo, author of Ribofunk, Cosmocopia, and others
You can order your copy of The Dreaming Tree on Amazon, HERE.
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