The Forgotten Room by Lincoln Child
Jeremy Logan is called in to Lux, a famous think tank in Newport, Rhode Island to investigate the goings on at the venerable institution. One prominent thinker went suddenly mad and others are claiming to have experienced unusual compulsions and visions as well. Logan is an enigmalogist; he searches for explanations for the unexplained. (In fact he’s called from Scotland to go to RI where he was looking for evidence of the Loch Ness Monster.) Upon arrival at Lux Logan experiences some strange events of his own and the discovery of a secret room with a mysterious machine seems to be at the heart of it all.
What I enjoyed most about the book is what at first seems like a paranormal problem becomes something more mundane yet even more frightening. The made up science of the book seems plausible. I just hope it is not!
A fun science-y thriller fans of the late Michael Crichton should enjoy.