Joseph Hullett Philosopher's Stone

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Philosopher's Stone

 
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One lonely night. Pete Pinel's decade-long goodbye to his murdered wife is interrupted by an escaped madman, a Nobel-prize winning psychiatrist who claims to have created a “Philosopher’s Stone” – a catalyst that can “open every lock in the brain.” Allegedly tortured for secrets his diseased brain has lost, he enlists Pinel's protection with hints at undiscovered motives for Veronica’s death. When gunmen snatch the madman, leaving Pinel for dead, the detective is saved and befriended by a beautiful psychiatrist, the madman’s legal guardian. In a mysterious ebb of his grief, Pinel's unquenched thirst for bloody justice surges, leading to a drug company’s illicit experiments and an unholy alliance with a criminal kingpin. Recovering encrypted files detailing the Philosopher’s Stone’s sordid development, Pinel re-captures the madman in a climactic gunfight in a desert ghost-town. Driven by the guardian's dedication to saving the madman's work, Pinel puts justice on hold, racing to retrieve a forgotten password from memories inexorably deleted by the scientist's own creation. The woman's adamantine devotion, however, introduces a new catalyst into Pinel’s impulse-trigger-target nature: choice. His black-and-white sense of right and wrong is mottled by an unfamiliar question: Does justice sometimes lie in mercy?

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Author/psychiatrist Joseph Hullett is an award-winning playwright whose work has been staged from New York to Los Angeles. His first play, The Pledge, won the prestigious Julie Harris Award. Subsequent works have earned (among others) the Ventana Play Award, Silver Medal in the Pinter Review Prize, and finalist selection for both the Arts and Letters Drama Prize and the Heideman Award. Killing Rain, Killing Fire - Hullett's first novel - celebrated his life-long love of the quintessential American tough-guy - the private detective. A sequel, Philosopher's Stone, explores an older and wiser tough-guy torn between Justice and Mercy. Drawing on people and experiences from his stint in the Marine Corps, Hullett's third novel, Another Time, depicts a Vietnam vet finding refuge as a bartender among the denizens of a small, northern Michigan town. His short stories are collected in two volumes, Men with Women and WayFinder. Hullett spent a free-ranging childhood in Detroit, left college to join the Marine Corps, and returned home to work a year on the Detroit Free Press. Finishing college and then medical school, he completed a surgical internship and a psychiatric residency at UCLA. Subsequently his day jobs have included teacher, researcher, lecturer, husband, father, therapist, and, sometimes, healer; a background that also anchors his fiction. For years, he has lived in southern California near Camp Pendleton ... not Dover Beach, but still within earshot of cannon fire.

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