Obscura

Obscura

by Joe Hart

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Overview

She’s felt it before…the fear of losing control. And it’s happening again.

In the near future, an aggressive and terrifying new form of dementia is affecting victims of all ages. The cause is unknown, and the symptoms are disturbing. Dr. Gillian Ryan is on the cutting edge of research and desperately determined to find a cure. She’s already lost her husband to the disease, and now her young daughter is slowly succumbing as well. After losing her funding, she is given the unique opportunity to expand her research. She will travel with a NASA team to a space station where the crew has been stricken with symptoms of a similar inexplicable psychosis—memory loss, trances, and violent, uncontrollable impulses.

Crippled by a secret addiction and suffering from creeping paranoia, Gillian finds her journey becoming a nightmare as unexplainable and violent events plague the mission. With her grip weakening on reality, she starts to doubt her own innocence. And she’s beginning to question so much more—like the true nature of the mission, the motivations of the crew, and every deadly new secret space has to offer.

Merging thrilling science-fiction adventure with mind-bending psychological suspense, Wall Street Journal bestselling author Joe Hart explores both the vast mysteries of outer space and the even darker unknown that lies within ourselves.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

★ 03/12/2018
In 2028, neural radiologist Gillian Ryan, the heroine of this outstanding standalone from Hart (the Dominion trilogy), joins a shuttle mission to an Earth-orbiting space station, where she hopes to work on developing a treatment for Losian’s disease, an Alzheimer-like neurological disorder that afflicts her eight-year-old daughter, Carrie. Gillian agrees to leave Carrie behind for months in exchange for the promise of unlimited funding for her research and a chance to cure her child. Soon realizing that she’s not been told the truth about the mission, Gillian becomes involved in both a murder mystery and an increasingly desperate effort to survive and return to Earth. The unexpected consequences of an exciting new experimental technology help drive the page-turning plot. Hart’s empathetic and flawed lead keeps the novel’s speculative elements grounded. Fans of Blake Crouch’s Wayward Pines series, with its combination of mystery, horror, and science fiction, will find this right up their alley. Agent: Laura Rennert, Andrea Brown Literary Agency. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781503949881
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 05/08/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,212,269
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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