About the Books
Immortality is just a dream, but with the Scheffing process, the extremely wealthy can purchase the next best thing. For an exorbitant fee, the Scheffing Institute will make a copy of your mind’s persona, hold it in storage until death, then transplant it into sublayers of the brain of a willing–and paying–host. The result for the host is immediate access to the persona’s memories, knowledge, experiences and judgment. For the persona, it means full consciousness and thought-communication with the host, but without physical control of the host’s body. When this futuristic tale unfolds, the brilliant, powerful multi-billionaire Paul Kaufmann has been dead for months. Institute administrator Francesco Santoliquido must make the decision of assigning Kaufmann’s persona to a compatible host. With a personality as strong as Kaufmann, Santoliquido must be wary of the chance that the persona could take over the host’s body–known as “going dybbuk.” The only two men strong enough to control Kaufmann’s persona are the ones who could benefit from it the most: Paul’s nephew and current executor of the Kaufmann empire, Mark Kaufmann–and Mark’s primary business rival, John Roditis of Roditis Securities. A secret struggle for possession of Kaufmann’s persona takes an unexpected turn when Mark’s 16-year-old daughter Risa gets involved.