A mind research experiment studying human consciousness goes horrifyingly wrong. Thousands are killed when a Russian suburb is mysteriously destroyed, leaving a mile-deep crater in its place. At the same time, a U.S. space shuttle vaporizes in orbit, and a Canadian mountaintop is ripped away. One thing lies behind it all: The mind of Stefan Dürr.
Existence is dreary hell for Dr. Beau Walker. An embittered loner, he sleepwalks through life until the government virtually kidnaps him, hurling him into an incredibly menacing adventure beyond his wildest imaginings. Coerced into joining a U.S./Russian scientific team, Beau searches for the cause of the disasters. Beginning with a treacherous, life-threatening exploration of the anomalous crater, where scientific laws don’t seem to apply, he’s thrown into a world of unimaginable advanced biotechnology, biowarfare, genetics, paranormal research, and military intrigue. The stakes are inconceivably high: Find and control the cause…or face worldwide annihilation.

“A thrilling read”
New Consciousness Review

“Having the right amount of adventure and romance, this crisscrossing genre tale isn’t just a good read, but may also look great on a big screen.”
Portland Book Review

“…the book mixes uncommon palettes and manages a masterpiece with it. It is a surprising, suspenseful, and utterly superb read from start to end.”
Self-Publishing Review

“…highly recommended, indeed; especially for thriller and sci-fi readers who have become deluged with too much predictability and who seek cutting-edge action, believable protagonists, and action that is solidly intense throughout.”
Midwest Book Review

“Deft dialogue, crisp plotting, and a likable central figure make this multidisciplinary scientific adventure an exuberant and involving read.”
Kirkus Review



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    • Thank you Ruth.
      Why not enter the giveaway here?
      Send in your email and e-format. I’ll be sending The SHIVA Syndrome to random winners.
      Check the review of Amazon and Goodreads.


  1. Hi Alan, your book sounds interesting, I haven’t read sci-fi before, not sure I would enjoy it as I am not a fan outside of reading. But I am intrigued by what I have read and your cover is pretty cool. Thanks for being apart of this giveaway, I love these hops as it allows to meet new authors and new genre.


  2. Your new to me but it looks like you keep busy between your books and the contest your involved in. I appreciate all you and the other authors do for your fans and for us who are just getting to know your work. I look forward to reading what you wrote. I haven’t read sci-fi yet so I’m not sure if I will like it or not but I’m going to give it a try. Thank you again for all you do for us.


    • Tammie,
      You’re right. I do keep busy, but I have a psychology practice as well.
      Thanks for your appreciation. It helps the solitude of writing.
      I also look forward to your reading. Although you said “I haven’t read sci-fi yet,” this is the reaction of a Goodreads reader: Edith Jones rated it 5 stars. “I am not a science fiction reader, but I love mysteries and thrillers. The Shiva Syndrome kept my attention from beginning to end. The mystery element is very well done and I could not wait to see where the story went next. As much a mystery as science fiction, the story never slowed down; and even though it’s a big book, I read it in a little over a day. Admittedly, I’m a fast reader.”
      SHIVA is not pure sci-fi…and not a fast, superficial beach read. Some readers “get” the whole picture; some only parts. It will depend on what you give it.
      Feel free to contact me if you get bogged down.


    • Hello Kristina,
      Please do read SHIVA. That is, if you’re a sci-fi/paranormal/thriller fan.
      If you see some of the reviews, it’s not a beach read. Be prepared to think and question.
      Happy St. Pat’s to you as well. This is the day when everyone’s an Irishman.


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