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A Novel
Published May 9, 2017 (47North)

From bestselling author Chuck Grossart comes a genre-bending psychological thriller that explores the limits of reality and the dizzying destruction of consciousness.

Brody Quail is a man without dreams…but he’s beginning to live a nightmare. He exists in four different lives, in four simultaneous identities: happy young boy, lovelorn teenager, damaged young man, and a pitiable middle-aged loner. He lives blissfully unaware of his divided nature until a series of increasingly surreal experiences shakes this already fragile equilibrium. Time begins to stop and start for him alone. Intimations of a recurring event haunt his thoughts, and a silent, shadowy presence watches and stalks him. As the barriers between his realities begin to flicker and blur, Brody’s confusion and fear find sympathetic understanding in Constance Drake, whose own sense of reality seems to be fraying into terrifying incoherence. Threatened by madness and oblivion, Brody and Constance embark on a desperate search for answers. The truth may set them free—or utterly destroy them.

What readers are saying about THE ARGUS DECEIT

"The Argus Deceit by Chuck Grossart is a Quantum Leap meets Stephen King-esque style of creepiness. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel by Grossart whose writing I've come to love."  (Goodreads Reviewer)

"...the last few chapters tie it together and might just leave you in an existential crisis. This book would make an awesome Black Mirror episode."(Goodreads Reviewer)

"I loved this book. I read it all in one sitting, from 10 PM to 1:30 AM. And yes, I had work the next day. I could not put it down. There was no good 'pause spot' because the action and drama were constant." (Goodreads Reviewer)

"Loved this book, it was so confusing just kept me on my toes. AMAZING!!!!!!!" (Goodreads Reviewer)

"This book is great! The story unfolds flawlessly. There's a lot going on, but the author does a fantastic job shifting between the different scenarios." (Amazon Reviewer)

"This book was seriously awesome! Chuck Grossart has become one of my favorite authors after reading just three of his titles. I’m gonna buy anything he publishes."  (Amazon Reviewer)

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