Irene Worthington Baron

Thriller/suspense novel series
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utting edge technology


 Book One

MINDREACHER-The Joburg Project
A paranormal adventure 

MINDREACHER-cover-image-by-Irene-BaronWhen informed the only way to identify terrorists threatening the United States was by reading their minds, the President created the highly classified VESPER, the Virtual ExtraSensory Perception Experimental Research Project.  Housed in forgotten corridors under New York’s JFK International Airport, the VESPER mission is to have telepaths find terrorists threatening the United States.

A few children born in Johannesburg over thirty years earlier were rumored to have been superior telepaths called mindreachers. Their families hid them by moving to other countries. Their existence was forgotten by most. 

Major Jon Coulter, an elite USMC warrior recovering from combat wounds and wary of psychics, is reluctant when assigned as liaison between VESPER and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He identifies a mediocre telepath of a psychic event and escorts her to VESPER for testing. 

Ana Masterson was threatened when using telepathy as a child. Her parents insisted she never uses her telepathy. If she joins VESPER, her telepathy would finally bring respect. Assigned as her bodyguard, Coulter is caught between using known military tactics or listening to the advice of a telepath during a mind-boggling and treacherous mission.

A note to persons interested in adventure novels with a paranormal twist:

Females of all ages will be thrilled learning about the innocent, middle-aged, telepathic heroine entangled in the intrigues of the government and her dangerous international work. Male readers will empathize with the elite U.S. Marine Corps officer assigned to protect her during death threatening events on land, water and in the air. Everyone will enjoy the thrills, danger, and humor.

The initial action-packed book in the Mindreacher series blends current and future technology. Not yet published, the manuscripts have already attracted a broad spectrum of followers. The international and multicultural aspects of the novels heighten reader awareness of existing countries, their cultures, religions, and people.  New York Gotham Writers workshop attendees, members of the Central Ohio Fiction Writers organization and others have compared 'Mindreacher-The Jo'Burg Project' as a cross between the genres of the Clive Cussler and Indiana Jones. 


"The mindreacher concept is novel and refreshing. The action doesn't stop."  Justine Wittich, Editor 
"It was difficult to differentiate between fact and fiction. A good read." Vicki Whitacre, M.D., Beta Reader
"This novel reads like a blend of Clive Cussler and Indiana Jones. Full of excitement!" Sandy Wickersham McWhorter, Editor
"I was fascinated to learn so much about the human mind. I didn't want it to end." Kathy Brantley, Reader
"Once I started reading, I couldn't put it down." Catherine Frompovich, Editor

The magnificent artwork for the cover is by the very talented artist. Leon Alegria.


In the first book of the MINDREACHER series, a 50-caliber ROBAR rifle is used by a Sri Lanka sniper in Laos assigned to kill the American telepath. In this image, author Irene Baron practices with a 50-caliber rifle on a 1-inch thick steel target 500-yards distant to experience the feel of the weapon. The bulls-eye was hit continuously!Author-Irene-Baron-practices-with-sniper-rifle She said, "What an experience! I love the ROBAR rifle! So smooth. No recoil."  Baron also studied the USMC instructor manual used to teach Marines how to become snipers. She stated, "You have to write about something you know.  I needed to know what it was like to fire large caliber rifles and see how difficult it is to pinpoint your shot. After covering that section of my novel, my readers will know what it feels like to use a ROBAR sniper rifle." Readers can learn more about Robar services and products at:

She sincerely thanks members of the U.S. Marine Corps (retired) that provided the different large caliber rifles, ammunition and the firing range for her use.   

This initial action-packed suspense of the Mindreacher series blends future technology with telepathic activity. It has attracted a broad spectrum of followers of all ages. Editors and readers fall in love with the exciting adventures of the key characters. The international and multicultural aspects of the novels heighten the reader's awareness of existing countries, their culture, religions and people.

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