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Domestic Deceit

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February 25, 2022  |  833 views  |  0 reviews / comments

Domestic Deceit by H.C. Johnson. Book coverCome along on this powerfully gripping investigation as reporter K.J. Corchoran unravels a secret psychological program that has government neuroscientists on the verge of cracking the brain’s synaptic code. Their discovery is stunning: Deep in the brain’s recesses, a small anomaly is creating an evil evolutionary defect in a growing cluster of the population—including the domestic terrorists responsible for attempting to overthrow democracy during the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. But to find a cure, Military scientists must test their hypotheses on volunteers—including children whose father’s participate in the experiments as part of unfolding Probate Court cases.  Domestic Deceit will leave readers on the edge of their seats as Corchoran unveils the secrets and whether scientists—in their zeal to help mankind—have gone too far.

Reminiscent of Stieg Larsson’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Domestic Deceit is a scintillating fast-paced suspense thriller with roller-coaster twists, full of political and psychological intrigue, dark, edgy elements, gut-punch conflicts and an emotional backbone.

Based on current cutting-edge research, author H.C. Johnson has created a believable, captivating, and, ultimately, a hopeful suspense drama, while exploring important cultural and societal themes with piercing clarity and satirical wit.


Author's Notes

Deeply layered, Domestic Deceit's plots involve several important current affairs issues, including dark money political campaign contributions and real-world psychological research into causes for the divisions currently roiling the country and the world.

Please do not think of Domestic Deceit as a typical psychological thriller with a "damaged" character negotiating individual dysfunction. Rather, I call Domestic Deceit a "Social-Psy" suspense thriller. While the main plot points drive the story, it has complex, well-drawn characters on journeys of doubt and discovery, that become the book's central focus. All the main characters are exposed raw inside the Domestic Deceit theme. If not suitcases full, our protagonists certainly have carry-ons stuffed with baggage.

The last one hundred pages leading to the dénouement is a roller coaster ride full of twists and turns with murder and mystery. In Domestic Deceit, the concept of ‘the end justifying the means’ turns like a spinning top.

About H.C. Johnson

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H.C. Johnson is a nationally award-winning investigative reporter. His stories have appeared in the Washington Post, The New York Times, Time Magazine and dozens of other publications. Johnson has produced investigations for 60 Minutes, had stories cited by the network nightly news broadcasts and local TV stations across the U.S. In addition, his major investigation involving money given...

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