Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780765309761, 384pp.
Publication Date: June 21, 2011
What if you didn’t have to die to know that heaven exists?
And what if that knowledge could get you killed?
Following a biking accident on icy Boston streets, grad student Zack Kashian lapses into a coma. When he wakes up on Easter, months later, muttering the Lord’s Prayer in the original Aramaic, the media is set abuzz about the “Miracle Man.” Religious fanatics flock to Zack’s hospital bedside, though he claims to be an atheist.
Zack’s revival also catches the attention of Dr. Elizabeth Luria, who heads up a small team of neuroscientists secretly researching near-death experiences (NDE). Their objective: to determine if there is anything to the claims of NDE victims about floating down tunnels into the celestial light and meeting spiritual beings. Is all that evidence of the afterlife? Or is it just neurobiology, as Sarah Wyman, one of Luria’s young researchers suspects.
For personal reasons, Luria is desperate to prove the afterlife exists. So are her wealthy, evangelist backers, who can’t wait to announce the greatest discovery in human history: that God exists. A discovery that would at last reconcile science and religion. A discovery that would end the world’s religious strife and unite all humanity.
Yet Zack’s experiences are anything but heavenly. While he and Sarah struggle to understand his horrific out-of-body experiences, they have no idea that sinister forces have taken an interest in them. Forces to whom near-death experiences are utter blasphemy—deceptions by Satan himself. They enlist a menacing agent who, in the name of God, will stop at nothing to terminate the project and all involved.
GARY BRAVER is the bestselling author of Elixir, Gray Matter, Flashback, and Skin Deep. Flashback is the only thriller to have won the prestigious Massachusetts Book Award. He lives with his family in Arlington, Massachusetts.
“I have long believed that science will move us more toward God and give us proofs of his creations. With Tunnel Vision, Gary Braver provides a wonderfully frightening and insightful tale on this theme that shatters my bones and leaves me to piece myself back together.”—Ray Bradbury
“Gary Braver’s books will thrill you, scare you, and compel you to read to the very last sentence. And with Tunnel Vision he does it all again. Gary Braver is one of the best thriller writers in America today!”—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author
“A tantalizing premise, stylish prose, sharply-etched characters, and tension that ratchets up degree by degree.”—Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
“Fascinating and scary, Tunnel Vision goes one step beyond, between life and death.”—David Morrell, New York Times bestselling author