When unemployed loner, Simon Lansdale, is recruited as a medical research guinea pig by the beautiful, enigmatic Dr Isabella Prentice, he has no idea his mundane life is about to change forever. Dr Prentice is an eminent psychiatrist testing a top secret computer program designed to improve the quality of life for patients held in secure hospitals. Isabella’s computer program generates amazing virtual worlds that are indistinguishable from real life. They are exciting, often violent, sometimes funny, always disturbing and incredibly addictive. Simon has many strange adventures including revisiting traumatic times in his past life, incompetently leading a band of Norman mercenaries into battle and even more incompetently trying to avoid being shot down by the Red Baron in the war torn skies of World War I France. Many of his experiences leave him wondering whether to call it a day for the sake of his sanity but reality is excruciatingly tedious by comparison, added to which the strong sexual attraction he feels for Isabella keeps the besotted, gullible fool coming back for more. To survive, he must decide what is real and what is computer generated and defeat Eric Prendergast, Isabella’s most deranged patient and a man who is destined to become Simon’s worst nightmare.