In this hauntingly stark and spiritually apocalyptic novel, Paul Moore Chaves has created a character of such depth that we have no choice but to confront ourselves in renowned psychotherapist Nicholas Moss. After allegations of sexual misconduct ruin his personal and professional life, Nick is detained and forced to labor inside Boyle Armory, a weapons manufacturing facility contracted by the Grand National Armed Coalition, where he is to arm opposing sides of a brewing Civil War between the People's Liberation Army and the established U.S. government. In this dark and deplorable space, Moss must find the spiritual strength to free himself—not only from his own darkness but from the oppressive military machine that holds him captive.
From the Illinois farm of Nick’s childhood to his rise to fame navigating high-society circles in the city of YorkTown emerges the story of a man desperately piecing together the memories of his broken past while confronting the brutal, terrifying, and unyielding setting he must now ultimately conquer. Transformative and overpowering in its intensity of emotion, Lost Soul speaks to finding hope for a modern American culture in decay.