Published 1987



A psychological time bomb is triggered in Kellen O’Reilly as he begins to experience disturbing “flashbacks” of his unresolved and turbulent past. Meanwhile, Dr. Satorius, head of a psychiatric clinic just outside Montreal, is taken to court by former patients for conducting unorthodox drug-testing and brainwashing experiments 25 years earlier.

The much-publicized trial draws O’Reilly into an ever-widening web of intrigue involving the CIA, the FBI, the Mafia, and the police force itself.

As events in his past become linked to secret government experiments, O’Reilly finds himself running for his life.

The film, Mindfield, writtten by William Deverell, starred Christopher Plummer and Michael Ironside.

"Another high-octane Canadian thriller from Deverell" Kirkus Reviews

"The tension of this clever action-packed adventure builds to a chilling midnight finale." Toronto Star

"The reader, glued to the page, has no choice but to discover the outcome. An after having finished, the beDeverelled reader hungers for more of the same." Ottawa Citizen

"An entertaining and cleverly woven whodunit ... many fast-paced, highly visual scenes." Western Report

"Mindfield is reminiscent of William Goldman's books, such as heat and magic. A page turner..." Montreal Gazette

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