Debut thriller explores bounds of technology

Spirituality meets technology in Michael Ermitage’s “Soul Blind.” A new phone app that reads the vitality of souls makes Webster Sparks rich, famous and happy, until he discovers that the app is merely a tool for a delusional madman.
Feb. 13, 2013 - PRLog -- Woodridge, IL – “Soul Blind” by Michael Ermitage examines the bounds of human technology, the desire for ever-lasting life and the gullibility of us all. Set in Chicago, the psychological thriller follows the intertwining lives of a diverse set of characters, each seeking to put a value on their life. It is available as an e-book on Amazon (

Pansophic Inc.’s new app posits that it answers life’s most compelling question – Do we have souls? Each one of us does and now it appears in numeric form on your mobile.

For Tim Manning, the launch of the much-heralded app is less than pleasing. Already saddled with a debilitating heart condition, Manning reaches celebrity status for his infamous soul score of zero. He becomes a public curiosity and, unbeknownst to him, a target for a man convinced the soul-less must die.

What happens when technology meets spirituality? At what point do we consider nothing private?

The book is available on Amazon ( for $2.99.

About Michael Ermitage

Michael Ermitage has spent 16 years working in journalism and technology. Educated at Purdue and DePaul Universities, Michael now lives in suburban Chicago.

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