OASIS Web site mentioned in The Paris Option
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OASIS Web site mentioned in novel

We are honored and pleased to discover that the OASIS website and our book, The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome, are mentioned in THE PARIS OPTION by bestselling authors Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds. In this new fictional thriller Marty, an adult with Asperger syndrome who was first introduced in Ludlum/Lynds book THE HADES FACTOR (St. Martin’s, 2000), returns as a character who was injured in an explosion at a medical research facility located in Paris, France.

The following are excerpts from THE PARIS OPTION. (used with permission)

Paris, France:


  • Marty had a new laptop computer, which Peter had used Marty’s credit card to buy. Left alone and on his meds, Marty was curled around it in his room in the clinic, sitting on top of his patchwork comforter. He had checked the OASIS Web site –Online Asperger’s Syndrome Information and Support –fifteen times in the last two hours with no results….


  • "No news," he admitted. Marty frowned, and his fingers pounded the keyboard, "I’ll check OASIS again."


  • Marty grumbled under his breath as he entered the OASIS Web site. As soon as his screen filled withthe opening page, he found himself relaxing a bit. It was like going home. Created for those with Asperger’s Syndrome and their families, OASIS was full of information, plus there was a Web ring. Marty checked in often when his life was normal — well, normal for him. What the rest of the world considered normal he found painfully boring. He could not imagine why anyone would want to live like that. On the other hand, OASIS seemed to get the point. The folks who ran it knew what they were talking about. What a rarity, he mused to himself. He was looking forward to reading the new book,The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Patricia Romanowski Bashe and Barbara L. Kirby. It was waiting for him on his desk at home.


  • He scanned the messages on OASIS, but again there was nothing. He leaned back, closed his eyes, and heaved a big sigh.

We would like to thank the authors for including a mention of OASIS in their work. It is our hope that some readers of THE PARIS OPTION will find their way to our web site and more information about Asperger Syndrome.

For more information on Gayle Lynds books please visit her web site at: GayleLynds.com

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