Think Thomas Harris Will Graham and Clarice Starling rolled into one and pitched on the knife s edge of a scenario that makes Jurassic Park look like a carnival ride. Another rip-roaring, deeply paranoid thriller about the reasons to fear the future. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Hannah Stander is a consultant for the FBI a futurist who helps the Agency with cases that feature demonstrations of bleeding-edge technology. It s her job to help them identify unforeseen threats: hackers, AIs, genetic modification, anything that in the wrong hands could harm the homeland.
Hannah is in an airport, waiting to board a flight home to see her family, when she receives a call from Agent Hollis Copper. I ve got a cabin full of over a thousand dead bodies, he tells her. Whether those bodies are all human, he doesn t say.
What Hannah finds is a horrifying murder that points to the impossible someone weaponizing the natural world in a most unnatural way. Discovering who and why will take her on a terrifying chase from the Arizona deserts to the secret island laboratory of a billionaire inventor/philanthropist. Hannah knows there are a million ways the world can end, but she just might be facing one she could never have predicted a new threat both ancient and cutting-edge that could wipe humanity off the earth.