*Award Winning Finalist in the Thriller/Adventure category of the International Book Awards*
Ashley Butler, a prize winning journalist at the San Diego Times receives an email from a man who claims to have discovered immortality by turning off the aging gene in a 15 year old boy with an aging disorder. The email has pictures showing a reversal of the aging process and the names of a scientist and a company to investigate. Thinking it a hoax, she forwards the email to friends. Though skeptical, she calls to investigate and gets a no longer in service message. When she leaves her office she overhears a news story about the death of the scientist mentioned in the email. Ashley checks out the company mentioned in the email and discovers a gutted building. At the deceased scientist's address she has a confrontation with an unfriendly federal investigator. Returning to her office she finds him, subpoena in hand, confiscating her computer. He tells her that the scientist who sent the email is a killer that they need help catching. When her own investigators do more checking, none of them return. The forwarded email becomes the basis for an online church built around the boy, calling him the CyberChrist. The church claims that the Internet is the physical manifestation of the group mind of humanity and the boy is the second coming of Christ online. The federal government tries to shut down the church, but its website replicates faster than they can stop it. While church and state battle over religious freedom online, the media and the state battle over freedom of speech. Ashley battles to stay alive.
|Publisher:||Mystic Ink Publishing|
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About the Author
Matt Pallamary's historical novel Land Without Evil received rave reviews along with a San Diego Book Award and is being translated into Spanish. It was also adapted into a full-length stage and sky show, co-written by Agent Red with Matt Pallamary, directed by Agent Red, and performed by Sky Candy, an Austin Texas aerial group. The making of the show was the subject of a PBS series, Arts in Context episode, which garnered an EMMY nomination.
The Infinity Zone: A Transcendent Approach to Peak Performance is a collaboration with tennis coach Paul Mayberry which offers a fascinating exploration of the phenomenon that occurs at the nexus of perfect form and motion. It took 1st place in the International Book Awards, New Age category and was a finalist in the San Diego Book Awards. It has also been translated into Italian by Hermes Edizioni.
The Small Dark Room Of The Soul, his first short story collection, was mentioned in The Year's Best Horror and Fantasy.
A Short Walk to the Other Side, his second collection, was an Award Winning Finalist in the International Book Awards, an Award Winning Finalist in the USA Best Book Awards, and an Award Winning Finalist in the San Diego Book Awards.
DreamLand, written with Ken Reeth won an Independent e-Book Award in the Horror/Thriller category and was an Award Winning Finalist in the San Diego Book Awards.
Eye of the Predator was an Award Winning Finalist in the Visionary Fiction category of the International Book Awards.
CyberChrist was an Award Winning Finalist in the Thriller/Adventure category of the International Book Awards.
Phantastic Fiction - A Shamanic Approach to Story took 1st place in the International Book Awards Writing/Publishing category.
His memoir Spirit Matters detailing his journeys to Peru, working with shamanic plant medicines took first place in the San Diego Book Awards Spiritual Book Category, and was an Award-Winning Finalist in the autobiography/memoir category of the National Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. Spirit Matters is also available as an audio book.