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Dream Baby - The Original Novelette

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73 pages57 minutes

Summary

Young Army nurse Mary Damico dreams the deaths of soldiers before they happen, but cannot save them. Only when she is recruited for a secret unit of other ESP “talents”—one run by a rogue CIA psychiatrist who may be a “talent” himself—can she become the psychic warrior she needs to be to stop the insanity and save those she loves.

“Dream Baby” is based on fifteen years of research, interviews with two hundred veterans of three American wars who reported paranormal experiences that kept them alive, and actual classified contingency plans to end the war in Vietnam that have still not been made public.

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