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The Stepping Stone Cycle, Episodes 4-6

The Stepping Stone Cycle, Episodes 4-6

by Gary Ballard


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Forensic psychologist Dr. Jack Carter lost a year of memory and with it, his wife Sarah. Though suspected of being behind her disappearance and possible murder, Jack maintains his innocence, vowing to find his wife alive or track down her killer. With the help of his sometimes partner in the FBI, Agent Bill West, Jack investigates the deadly work of psychologically damaged killers, finding clues to his wife's disappearance in a series of weird killings with overtones of supernatural guidance. From a mysterious island off the coast of Virginia to New York City in the 1880's, Jack discovers a mystery spanning millennia with cosmic origins he cannot begin to comprehend. Will he finally answer the question "What happened to Sarah Carter" and can his fragile sanity survive the answer?

Called "captivating, with characters very well developed and the plot develops with just the right pace," The Stepping Stone Cycle is a series of novellas by acclaimed self-published author Gary Ballard set in the Cthulhu Mythos created by H.P. Lovecraft. Each novella is written as if it was an episode on a television series, and this compilation contains the complete text of the final three episodes of season 1: Memory Void, The Empty Reflection Beckons and Stepping Stone.

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ISBN-13: 9781987070927
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Press
Publication date: 05/11/2019
Series: The Stepping Stone Cycle , #4
Pages: 260
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

At the age of eleven, Mr. Ballard began creating his own fictional worlds and inhabiting those worlds with eccentric characters. As an artist, graphic designer, web site designer, musician and author, he has spent decades enumerating a unique evolving vision of an absurd universe. His first four novels comprise a cyberpunk series called The Bridge Chronicles starring the amoral fixer of future Los Angeles, Artemis Bridge. The Bridge Chronicles in turn is one slice of cohesive universe that began as a pen-and-paper roleplaying game. Gary has also released a series of novellas based on the Cthulhu Mythos made famous by H.P. Lovecraft called The Stepping Stone Cycle. The final two books of the series have just been released. In addition, he has written two unsold screenplays based on the Bridge Chronicles series, and plans to adapt The Stepping Stone Cycle for television.

Mr. Ballard currently lives with his wife and dogs in the capitol of Mississippi, Jackson, where he continues to write, blog, compose music and play video games.

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