In Ukrainian-American novelist Yuriy Tarnawsky’s new trilogy The Placebo Effect (JEF Books), the themes of alienation, abandonment, and fear of death, developed in Like Blood in Water and elaborated in The Future of Giraffes, respectively the first and second book of The Placebo Effect Trilogy, …
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"Newlyweds Ben and Tule move to "C" to manage their careers and the makings of a family. But their new home is reeling from recent terror attacks by a group called "The Remove," due to strike again at any moment. Ben gets caught up in living with such a constant threat and can't help but notice small but meaningful signs of mass hysteria all around him. As Tula sinks deeper into her work at a nearby nursing home, Ben withdraws into paranoia and becomes dependent on a mysterious drug known only as "Hal." Meanwhile, the chaos of the outside world is seeping into their home, their haven, and it is not long before Ben and Tula must face an evil far darker than the terrors of man."