The following is a work of fiction which contains a lot of things which are impossible, at least as far as I know. If these things were possible, they would mostly be illegal and unethical. It also contains a lot of sex. Sex is possible, legal, and ethical, but if you are under 21, offended by sex, or in some jurisdiction in which reading about sex is illegal, please go away. All characters, events, places, and entities are fictional and any resemblance to actual persons, events, places, or entities is coincidental
There is no specific inspiration for this story, other than the countless stories I have read over the years about police officers / detectives / super heroes investigating diabolical organizations and getting trapped by those organizations (This could include my own previous story "The Brotherhood of the Rose"). I did, however, get the inspiration for the hypnosis device being a pool from the great old movie "The Mummy" starring Boris Karloff.