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Finlay Beach

Managed Paranoia

In this near-future sci-fi thriller, HANK is enrolled in a suicide prevention program to help military veterans cope with life’s setbacks. After an ill-advised statement to his psychologist, he imagines unrealistic consequences of a predatory state. Initially, it appears he suffers from paranoia, but he soon discovers that his suspicions are justified.

BELLA, wraps up a no-tech vacation. But the forced relaxation doesn’t prepare her for what awaits. GREGORY unexpectedly meets her at the airport, insisting she agree to be his wife. Bella panics and loses him in the crowd. Her answer is clear and he texts, “You’ll regret this.” Not a hollow threat coming from this powerful man.

Everyone is running away from something. In Managed Paranoia – Book One, Hank and Bella are converging on a storm at sea that will determine whether they escape their past, stand up to threats and find their way forward. Start the adventure today!

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What Readers are Saying


Not only does Finlay Beach give us a look at what very well may be our not too distant future, he paints this picture with just the right tint by showing it through the eyes of vivid characters that spring to life and bring about a heartfelt empathy from the reader. With the added edge of mystery and international intrigue, Managed Paranoia – Book One is One great read.  -Jim B.


Had a hard time putting it down.  -Bob S.


Lots of tech, killer bad guy after the heroine, and a damaged hero. A little 1984 flavoring in there and a nice change from most sci-fi futuristic stories. -Beta Reader

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