Hmm, espionage, esp, I wonder what Brian Lumley likes to write about? This 'Psychomech' trilogy I stumbled upon because well, I couldn't find anything else written by Brian Lumley around. Brian's work may seem pretty easy to find at the present time. But I had to try special ordering everything of his here in Winnipeg. This series was one of the few that were available aside from his Necroscope work. I needed something to tie me over until the next Vampire story by Lumley!
The story is about a character named Richard Garrison. Another likable lead character. He is in the military and is blinded saving the wife and child of some civilian. Turns out this civilian is pretty well off and seems to be grateful. He hires Garrison to assist him in his research. Research dealing with ESP, the paranormal, and even immortality.
Garrison eventually meets up with a machine called the Psychomech. It amplifieds his amazing powers that he develops. There is also an evil presence on Earth researching this same power. Each become aware of each other and each knows that they must stop each other. This leads up to a pretty good finale, but it's just not up to par as some of Lumley's other work.
The first book is a really good one. The second, is okay. The third falls flat. I just could not sympathize with Garrison anymore. If you want to read all of Lumley's work I suppose these books are something you will need to go through, but be warned. As the story goes on, it doesn't get any better....Continua