By Jeff Rovin, Gillian Anderson
The first novel from iconic X-Files celebrity Gillian Anderson and New York Times bestselling writer Jeff Rovin: A technology fiction mystery of epic proportions.
Renowned baby psychologist Caitlin O'Hara is a unmarried mother attempting to juggle her activity, her son, and a lackluster courting existence. Her global is unexpectedly upturned while Maanik, the daughter of India's ambassador to the United countries, begins conversing in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is bound that her suits have whatever to do with the new assassination test on her father—a capturing that has escalated nuclear tensions among India and Pakistan to harmful levels—but whilst little ones around the globe begin having comparable outbursts, Caitlin starts off to imagine that there's a extra sinister strength at work.
In Haiti, a pupil claws at her throat, drowning on dry land. In Iran, a boy all at once and inexplicably units himself on hearth. Animals, too, are appearing irrationally, from rats in long island urban to birds in South the US to bland condominium pets. With Asia at the cusp of nuclear struggle, Caitlin needs to race around the globe to discover the magical hyperlinks between those likely unrelated incidents for you to retailer her patient—and probably the area.
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We have such need of intellects greater than our own. But we're not very good at building them. The forced matings of minds and electrons succeed and fail with equal spectacle. Our hybrids become as brilliant as savants, and as autistic. We graft people to prosthetics, make their overloaded motor strips juggle meat and machinery, and shake our heads when their fingers twitch and their tongues stutter. Computers bootstrap their own offspring, grow so wise and incomprehensible that their communiqués assume the hallmarks of dementia: unfocused and irrelevant to the barely-intelligent creatures left behind.
But there he was. " He smiled, a tentative overture. "It's good to see you," I said, because that's what people said in similar situations. "Yeah, well I saw your name in the noose. " "Crap. You're the vanguard of the Human Race. You're our first, last, and only hope against the unknown. " He held his fist up and shook it, vicariously triumphant. Showing them had become a cornerstone of Robert Paglino's life. He'd really made it work for him, too, overcome the handicap of a natural birth with retrofits and enhancements and sheer bloodymindedness.
Why didn't we— Deep space. Inverse square. Do the math. They were stealthed! ) We were raped! Jesus Christ. They just took our picture. Why the silence? Moon's fine. Mars's fine. ) Why haven't they made contact? Nothing's touched the O'Neills. Technology Implies Belligerence! ) Nothing attacked us. Nothing invaded. Yet So far. ) JIM MOORE VOICE ONLY ENCRYPTED ACCEPT? The text window blossomed directly in my line of sight, eclipsing the debate. I read it twice. I tried to remember the last time he'd called from the field, and couldn't.
A Vision of Fire (Earthend Saga, Book 1) by Jeff Rovin, Gillian Anderson