Brilliant scientist Aaron VanDieter has a promising future. If he can discover the means for DNA messengers to synthesize proteins, genetic mutation for behavioral modification could be possible, greatly affecting the mental health field. But VanDieter's less-than-moral research methods lead his employer to condemn his efforts.
Undaunted, VanDieter forms his own behavioral modification institute in Louisiana. In his quest to discover the causes and cures for mental disorders, VanDieter enlists the services of several other neurobiological professionals. John Ventalero, a seemingly introverted bioengineer, turns out to be plagued with multiple personalities, while Shomi Mashita, a Japanese psychiatrist, is at odds with VanDieter almost immediately. But it is Lamil Gupta, a lovely Indian emigre from Bombay, who endeavors to make VanDieter understand the human price for obtaining ends regardless of the means.
Science and morality collide as VanDieter digs deeper into the mind's dark recesses. But when a serial killer suddenly unleashes terror on local women, VanDieter's finds himself caught up in a chilling examination of true evil.
Gripping and terrifying in its scope, "Within the Dark Recesses" is a chilling look at the sinister side of the human mind.