"..a fast-paced, intelligent thriller that packs a real punch."
In 1950s Manhattan, the CIA carry out a covert study of psychoactive drugs. When ad man Ned Sweeney accidentally takes a dose of MDT-48, he finds his horizons dramatically expand, and he is hurtled towards the corridors of the rich and powerful, all the way to the government's nuclear tests at Bikini Atoll.
Just months later, Ned plunges to his death from a fourteenth-floor window of the Fairbrook Hotel in midtown Manhattan. The official story is that he jumped.
Over 60 years later, Ned's grandson, Ray, meets a retired government official who claims he can illuminate not only Ned's life and death, but also the truth behind the mysterious drug MDT-48.