Half world: a novel

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"Until 1955, CIA analyst Henry March was just another faceless company man. But after his partner betrays him, Henry and his family are relocated to San Francisco, where he is forced to oversee a series of insidious mind-control experiments. Each day that Henry spends supervising the hapless men lured into his facility with no idea of what they're about to endure, weighs on him until his identity frays. There comes a point when he can no longer separate himself as the company man from the family man, thus he makes a decision to vanish into the night abandoning his family forever. Two decades later, Dickie Ashby, a young CIA investigator, is sent to Los Angeles to infiltrate a group of bank-robbing radicals claiming to have been abused by a government brainwashing operation, which sounds a lot like Henry's project. While the members of the group cannot trust their memories, they know that they need to find Henry March, and the only bridge to Henry is Hannah, Henry's once precocious, sensitive daughter, who now owns a photography gallery in the city. Dickie finds himself dragged into the stunning legacy of the experiments, torn between doing his job, helping these people he is tempted to believe, and protecting Hannah from all of them, including himself"--
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author2-role , "Until 1955, CIA analyst Henry March was just another faceless company man. But after his partner betrays him, Henry and his family are relocated to San Francisco, where he is forced to oversee a series of insidious mind-control experiments. Each day that Henry spends supervising the hapless men lured into his facility with no idea of what they're about to endure, weighs on him until his identity frays. There comes a point when he can no longer separate himself as the company man from the family man, thus he makes a decision to vanish into the night abandoning his family forever. Two decades later, Dickie Ashby, a young CIA investigator, is sent to Los Angeles to infiltrate a group of bank-robbing radicals claiming to have been abused by a government brainwashing operation, which sounds a lot like Henry's project. While the members of the group cannot trust their memories, they know that they need to find Henry March, and the only bridge to Henry is Hannah, Henry's once precocious, sensitive daughter, who now owns a photography gallery in the city. Dickie finds himself dragged into the stunning legacy of the experiments, torn between doing his job, helping these people he is tempted to believe, and protecting Hannah from all of them, including himself"--Provided by the Publisher., 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 31 min.)) :digital., 11073059Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 1476716595, 1482966255 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 2013024016, 33021026178639aficFIC O'CONNORbr1417621af, 412 pages ;24 cm., 813/.6, 9781476716596 (hardcover : alk. paper), 9781482966251 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 982413, Brainwashing, DLCengDLCrdaGCmBTNjBwBT, Digital content provided by hoopla., FIC O'CONNOR, FIC000000FIC019000FIC025000, FICTION / General, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Psychological, First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Half world :a novel, Half world :a novel /Scott O'Connor., Inspired by real CIA operations, this is the riveting novel of a fraying CIA analyst who conducts secret mind-control experiments and the young agent who, years later, uncovers the appalling legacy of the program and the people destroyed by it. From its official sanction in 1953 to its shutdown in 1973, the CIA clandestinely conducted methods of mind control on unwitting American and Canadian citizens. This covert and illegal operation, Project MKULTRA, eventually made national headlines upon the declassification of thousands of documents in 2001. Intrigued by the people empowered to enact such abuses and the legacy of such an operation, Scott O'Connor weaves the nuanced and compelling story of Henry March, a CIA agent forced to spearhead a series of insidious mind-control experiments in San Francisco. With each passing day, Henry's existence becomes a nightmare, his identity withering as he works over the hapless men lured into his facility. Struggling between his duty to his country and his responsibility to his wife and children, Henry finally reaches a breaking point, leaving both his project and mind fractured. Amid the wreckage, he disappears, becoming the deepest Ultra mystery. Two decades later, Dickie Ashby, a young CIA agent, is sent to Los Angeles to infiltrate a group of bank-robbing radicals who claim to have been abused in a government brainwashing operation years earlier. The members of the group know they need to find Henry March and that the only bridge to Henry is his daughter, Hannah, who lives in the city. Dickie suddenly finds himself dragged into the stunning legacy of the experiments, torn between doing his job, helping the victims of Henry's program, and protecting Hannah. Called "one to watch" (Los Angeles Times) and hailed for his ability "to make something beautiful of unspeakable matters" (New York Times), O'Connor will stir your emotions with Half World, a mesmerizing novel about reality and the basic incorruptible value of human relationships., MWT11073059, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., New York :Simon & Schuster,2014, O'Connor, Scott,author., O'Connor, Scott., PS3615.C595H35 2014, Pinchot, Bronson,narrator., Psychological fiction., Read by Bronson Pinchot., Spy stories., Suspense fiction., Unabridged., United States.Central Intelligence Agency, [United States]:Blackstone Audio, Inc. ,2014., computerc, data file, digital, eAudiobook hoopla, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/bsa_9781482966251_180.jpeg, online resourcecr, pcc, spoken wordspw, text, unmediated, volume
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subject_facet Brainwashing -- Fiction, FICTION / General, FICTION / Literary, FICTION / Psychological, Psychological fiction, Spy stories, Suspense fiction, United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency -- Fiction
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