By John Carlisle

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JOHN HENRY (JH) develops incredible mental abilities in mathematics and art. Plagued by nightmares of an alien civilization he finds an outlet in painting, which he uses to illustrate his dreams.

His unusual behaviour is brought to the attention of DOCTOR ROBERT HOOD, a neurologist working for the American air force. Some of Hood's research group have suffered similar brain damage and developed mendicant abilities. JH joins Hood's team who are deciphering encrypted alien messages for the military. While travelling to Schriever air force base JH begins to have visions of past lives, which Hood believes to be part of the brains recovery process. JH is not convinced by Hood's assurances and begins to doubt his mental health. He is reassured when he develops a friendship with an alien consciousness in human form EASTERN. Apparently, a young Hispanic woman with similar experiences; she encourages him to focus on the positive aspects the changes.

JH falls for a blond, sexy, older woman CAPTAIN REBECCA BAXTER (BECCA). Becca works for a powerful African American COLONEL SAUNDERSON. He is head of the Rosetta Programme, which is attempting to decrypt alien signals. JH discovers that the alien signals are capable of controlling human behaviour and the aliens threaten Earth. The Rosetta facility is targeted by a terrorist bomb, and Saunderson links Eastern to the bomber. JH is furious at her betrayal and agrees to spy on Eastern, who is spending time at a retreat in the mountains owned by the suspected terrorist Addi Solarin.

Hood's research team discover JH and Eastern's abilities are due to an additional pair of chromosomes (48). JH discovers Addi's terrorist group all have forty eight chromosomes, and it allows them to remote view anywhere in the universe using meditation. Saunderson employs the sinister Lieutenant Larkin to develop a mind control weapon using the brain from a forty eight chromosome donor.

JH spies on Addi's group as they teach him how to remote-view using meditation and interact with previous lives. These revelations weaken JH's resolve and he begins to fall for Eastern. This cumulates in a meditative sexual experience, that Eastern claims shouldn't be possible. The couple have created an unbreakable bond, and Eastern is forced to reveal her true-self. She is Miah, a manifestation of the universal consciousness in human form, who has come to prevent Saunderson misusing the alien technology.

Saunderson attempts to eliminate Addi using the weapon. Eastern vows revenge and disappears. Becca is ordered to eliminate JH, but she has a crisis of conscience. JH escapes to Addi and finds that he must rescue Eastern, who has been captured trying to destroy the Rosetta facility. Eastern is rescued by Addi and JH, who make a break for Mexico, while being pursued by Saunderson's men.

Approximately ninety five thousand words.