The Simultaneous Man - Ralph Blum - 1971 Bantam Paperback Edition

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Blurb: "Andrew Horne (aka "Bear"), a Russian-born U.S. scientist, works at "West Wing" on Project Beta, a secret government mind-control project, which aims to perfect the art of brainwashing until it is possible to completely re-make a person's mind and soul. The Project operates on hopeless cases from psychiatric wards, and "prison-volunteers" who would otherwise be executed.

After the Project's first Remake fails disastrously, they decide to base the second Remake on the mind of Horne himself. The prison-volunteer chosen for the Remake is a Black soldier, referred to as Prisvol 233/234, who has killed an officer and been sentenced to death. The Project first uses ultrasound to destroy his access to his old memories, and then, having washed the slate clean, exposes him to immersive movie reenactments of Horne's childhood, college days, war service, and entry into the Project. (As this is performed, the reader discovers that Horne himself was on the receiving end of torture and brainwashing in the Korean War, which he fought against by creating a "false self" which he betrays to the enemy - the "Lieutenant Kijé defense"). At the end of this process, 233/234, now known as "Black Bear", is, for all intents and purposes, Andrew Horne in a new body.

However, when Security realizes that Black Bear also has all of Horne's secret knowledge, and considers him a security risk, an unstoppable chain of events begins where their mirror image identities lead both Black Bear and Horne to "East Wing" in Russia."

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