When Rob Lewis discovers that he can read and influence minds, he is surprised to find that his new power has a dark side and eventually turns for help to Edwin Barbarossa, a scientist at the National Institute for Mental Health.
In HOW LIKE A GOD, Rob Lewis gives his friend Edwin Barbarossa the Pearl of Immortality that had once belonged to Gilgamesh. Seven years later, in DOOR OF DEATH AND LIFE, the space shuttle ferrying Edwin home from a stint on the new moon colony catches fire. Everyone dies except Edwin. First he's hailed as a hero. Then he disappears. It's up to Rob to rescue him from the man who will stop at nothing to take the secret of immortality for himself.