Startled, I jerked around to see Sigmund Freud in the prime of his life.
After being astounded by how holographic technology's resurrected scores of celebrities and historical figures, Professor Alex Carson gets swept up in a struggle between Red Chinese and neo-Nazi forces who both want Sigmund Freud's early journals, journals stolen by a young Gestapo agent in March 1938 during the second Nazi raid on Freud's apartment-a raid ending with Anna Freud's terrifying abduction and interrogation at Gestapo headquarters.
But all Alex knows is that the journals remain hidden somewhere in Argentina, a former stronghold of escaped Nazi war criminals. With his sister Kristine's life at stake, Alex has no choice but to go on a harrowing odyssey through the holographic worlds of Vienna, Austria, and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and into the snow-swept mountains of Patagonia, Argentina, to save Kristine. Alex must escape Red Chinese agents and face Argentinian neo-Nazis, whose paranoid leader, Alejandro Heim, claims to be Adolf Hitler's son born after WWII because supposedly Hitler, Eva Braun, and Martin Bormann escaped to Argentina via U-boat.
Periodically, readers are treated to excerpts from the Lost Journals, which accurately depict the evolution of Freud's revolutionary methods and theories.
Freud's Lost Journals is a thinking person's thriller.
Science fiction and dark comedy novelist, Robert Grossbach wrote: "Freud's Lost Journals is a terrifically entertaining combo of adventure novel, sci-fi story, and scholarly treatise. Miskell gives us sharply depicted characters, settings ranging from Nazi Germany to near-future Patagonia, a breathless grab-you-by-the-throat narrative, and an education in Freudian psychology, all in graceful, descriptive prose."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Good novel to make into a movie People who like history and science fiction will love this book. Alternating between Nazi occupied Austria in the past and the near-future of 2021 is deftly handled by the author with each chapter ending in a cliffhanger that compels you to read on. The amount of detail is incredible. The reader has clear images of the Freud sessions with authentic dialogue and frightening encounters with Nazi agents. The scenes in the future are fascinating and the detailed holographic images in Underground Zero make the reader wish that such a place existed now. I loved the excitement when the story moves from Europe to South America because that’s when I realized what an amazing movie this book could be.