In The Spengler Algorithm forensic psychologist Marcus Tatem becomes involved in a deadly and startling conspiracy where nothing is as it seems and the stakes are the very survival of America as a world power. In the stunning conclusion of The Spengler Algorithm, Tatem is left a shattered man. In The Lazarus Paradox, the sequel to The Spengler Algorithm, after a stay in the hospital Tatem requests a leave from his teaching position at Columbia University and relocates to Ventnor, New Jersey. As a favor to a friend, Tatem agrees to try to help a disturbed fourteen-year-old girl. The girl’s best friend was raped and murdered and her twin brother has disappeared. The girl has unusual abilities, however, and Tatem’s involvement with her will lead him on the trail of a serial rapist and murderer and then to discover what happened to the girl’s brother. Not only does the brother’s life hang in the balance, but the fate of his soul as well for the boy has traveled to the very gates of heaven and the fires of hell. In The Lazarus Paradox Tatem’s efforts to rescue the boy and girl involve him in the most remarkable investigation of his career in a story that has been compared to The Dead Zone and The Exorcist.