Tortured Echoes is Volume Two of the Resonant Earth saga that began in Broken Mirror.
Bioinformatics whiz Victor Eastmore at long last gains control over his frightening mirror resonance syndrome, but he still believes his grandfather was murdered.
Victor’s best hope for finding justice lies in New Venice, a tourist town in the Louisiana Territories where his family’s company is exploring new treatment options for so-called “Broken Mirrors” and the stim addicts who experience similar symptoms—blank outs, synesthesia, and euphoria. Only by confronting Samuel Miller, the MRS “patient zero” who was responsible for the Carmichael Massacre, can Victor learn the truth. To do that, Samuel must first be weaned off Personil, the drug that keeps his mirror resonance syndrome in check. Can Victor learn the data egg’s darkest secrets without unleashing a violent madman?
Meanwhile, a cult dedicated to the sanctity and purity of human life disrupts New Venice with protests and vandalism. When they take an interest in stopping BioScan from medicating MRS patients, including Samuel Miller, Victor finds himself with unlikely allies and divided loyalties.
As pressure builds for the nations of the American Union to pass new legislation to control Broken Mirrors, Victor must become an effective advocate for people with MRS or risk being institutionalized along with them.
A fast-paced sequel to Broken Mirror, Tortured Echoes continues the sci-fi detective saga of Resonant Earth. In this installment, fans of Broken Mirror will finally get answers to their questions: Why was Jefferson Eastmore killed? How did it happen? Who was responsible?
Revisit the world of self-driving cars, stunsticks, brainhackers, and herbalism with Victor, Elena, Ozie, Tosh, and Karine, and several new figures that might help Victor chart a new course for his future, or condemn him to madness.
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Mia Barrias thinks that she can cure those with mirror resonance syndrome, MRS. She begins this story by putting Samuel Miller, the one responsible for the Carmichael Massacre on display for the families and media. But things go terribly wrong and she ends up moving him to the New Venice to start working on a cure. Victor is treating his MRS with tinctures and trying to stay off the Personil. But he is called in to help work with Samuel. Victor feels that Karine LaTour, his boss, had something to do with his grandfa’s death and has a hard time working with her. If he could just open the data egg again he may find his answers he is looking for. I love this series. You have a world more advanced than ours yet with its own faults. Victor is the flawed hero trying to maintain his balance as a Broken Mirror yet figure out what really happened to his grandfa. You wonder what happened to Jeffrey and worrying about those that want to hurt the Broken Mirrors and those that want to medicate them into a stupor. And what about the religious group. Are they one to something or are they the catalyst that will bring everything down? This is a great series that will draw you in and leave you wondering who can be trusted and who is going to use you. If you are looking for a great futuristic thriller look no further. I received Tortured Echoes from the author for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.