Shred of Evidence reveals the shocking details of the CIA’s MKUltra program of mind control experiments that endangered and destroyed the lives of unsuspecting citizens. Although a book of fiction, this novel was inspired by real stories, painstaking research, and victims’ testimony. Nobody could understand why Ben Gordon jumped to his death in 1964. He was a healthy young man with a loving family and successful career. He appeared to love his life and was looking forward to the birth of his second child. Ben’s bereaved wife Rachel made a vow to learn what drove him to such a desperate act. Her quest for answers ultimately led to the truth about MKUltra that had its origins at the end of World War II and expanded as the Cold War took hold. Many Individuals who survived the experiments suffered permanent injuries. Because of national security concerns, they were sworn to secrecy and unable to prove wrongdoing by officials running the program. Although the CIA tried to destroy evidence of such a program, details of MKUltra became public. This novel reveals the hard work of reporters and researchers, whose tireless efforts helped to expose those details and the cover-ups. Congressional Committees conducted intensive investigations during the 1970s, and in 1976 an executive order prohibited experimentation on human subjects without their informed consent. Unfortunately, evidence exists that other research and experimental programs continue to cause harm to people who receive inadequate information about the dangers of participation. The author has dedicated this book to the individuals and families who have suffered from such programs, as well as to those who work so hard to uncover the truth.
“More than a Shred”
Five Star Review on Amazon By NanWM
I found myself rooting for the protagonist, Rachel Gordon, in her search for answers to the shocking suicide of her young husband. There was seemingly no explanation for this tragedy that affected so many lives. Rachel’s persistence to try to find some answers led her to the belief that our government was somehow involved. The year was 1964 and Ben Gordon was in the Army Reserves. Rachel was thwarted, misled and deceived at every turn in her quest. It even became a dangerous mission. Her discovery of the existence of the MKUltra program and the harm it caused gave her many reasons to believe that there was an abundance of evidence tying her husband’s suicide to this covert program.
The book reads like a thriller, is very well written and excellently researched. I couldn’t put it down until I came to the conclusion.
About the Author
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA, but later moved with my son and daughter to Toronto, Canada where I continue to make my home. I began my writing career after early retirement from public service in Toronto.
My first book, The Unveiling, drew from my mother’s experiences escaping the hardships of life in Eastern Europe and struggling as an immigrant to fit into a new society. The book’s focus is on the destructive weight of family secrets and the liberation that comes from revealing the truth.
In my second book, Shred of Evidence, I have drawn inspiration from real experience, painstaking research, and documented testimony. The novel tells the story of a woman’s determination to uncover the truth about her husband’s shocking death in the face of secret government programs and cover-ups. It reveals details of the CIA’s MKUltra program of mind control experiments that caused harm to unsuspecting citizens.
I earned my Master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Ph.D from the University of Toronto. My career has included directing research in correctional services and strategic planning with the Toronto Police Services.
In the past I enjoyed cross-country skiing in snowy fields north of Toronto, but now escape the winter to relax in the sun, water and sand of Southern Florida.