by Patricia Cori —
In her debut novel, Cori weaves her visionary message into a page-turning fantasy adventure that speaks to the very soul of the planet.
Within minutes of one another, three bone-chilling events take place around the globe.
In Los Angeles, hundreds of blackbirds drop out of the sky, zapped to their death; in Maine, miles of beach are covered in tens of thousands of dead fish; and in New Zealand, 150 whales and dolphins lie dead or dying on the beach.
Jamie Hastings, a renowned psychic researcher and telepath, forges a deep soul connection with the dying whales that leads to a troubled journey at sea as a consultant for USOIL, a Texas-based company that is drilling in the most pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest looking for oil — or so it seems.
A bizarre unfolding of events aboard ship sparks the unraveling of a truly evil plan of a secret government that is intent upon silencing the music of the oceans and destroying all life on the planet.
As impossible as it is to imagine anything as sinister as the shadow Hastings faces in her mission to save the earth from the doomsday weapon bearing down on the world, the fact is that it is happening at this moment while most of the world is asleep or simply unaware.
She has been chosen to be the voice of the cherished creatures of the sea against the forces of evil.
She is the emissary. The question is: Is there still time to stop it?
$17.95 — North Atlantic Books, P.O. Box 12327, Berkeley, CA 94712.
Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 33, Number 5, October/November 2014.