Four Steps Under

a Psychological suspense novel

Going out of his mind to defeat his enemies.

by Robert Burton Robinson


Brandon Boader has the ability to take on different personas through self-hypnosis. He could use his powers to avenge the murder of his parents. But then, how could he ever live with himself? And besides, if he “goes under” too deep (Four Steps Under), he could literally lose his mind—forever.

When Brandon was six years old, his parents were killed during a home invasion. The two brothers who perpetrated the crime went free because of evidence mishandling at the crime lab. Brandon is determined to finally settle the score—without getting caught.

He recruits Dani Dimingo, a young woman he knew in junior high school, to help him carry out his scheme of revenge. The chemistry between them is undeniable, and they have a lot in common. Dani has struggled with mental problems too, having spent half of her teen years in a psychiatric facility. It’s one of the reasons she’s right for the job.

But while the two are executing Brandon’s elaborate plan, Dani becomes terrified when she suspects that Brandon is about to kill one of the brothers. She can’t believe Brandon is capable of murder, but given the strange mental state he’s imposed upon himself, does Brandon even know what he’s doing? Has one of his alter egos completely taken over his mind? And if so, is there any way for Dani to stop him before he destroys Brandon’s life as well as her own?


"A really good thriller about a young man who can change character. The suspense builds up. Will he kill before he resumes his own identity. The author keeps the reader guessing. I highly recommend this book especially for those who love a good suspense story." - Amazon UK reviewer

"A mental thrill ride! Having worked in the mental health field for a time, it was easy to relate to the characters since there really isn't anything that's too far-fetched in that atmosphere. It's always nice when there is a mix of humor in a psychological thriller so that you have a little break from the intensity. This book offered that, but not so much that the story didn't move along at a nice fast pace. Highly recommended!" - Amazon reviewer

"This is a story with a unique psychological difference, which holds you riveted till the end.
Good Read." -
Amazon reviewer