What has happened to reality?
It seems an illusion and for Navy Seal Commander Jordan Wade the question resonates in the face of change taking place from the cataclysm most call The Storm. The mission outlined by the Special Projects Unit of NATO Allied Forces was to eliminate Doctor Michael Ian, head of IanTech, and contracted inventor of the machine that creates a portal allowing for travel back in time. The unauthorized use of the machine generates the cosmic storm, killing millions on Earth, and others throughout the solar system. Jordan is successful in his mission to stop Ian and his efforts, but it comes at a personal cost which thrusts him 30 years into the future having not aged, granting him superhuman ability, and seeming immortality.
Now Jordan must adjust to living a life in a future forced upon him after the events of The Storm; a world now with a populace of people called Tells who exhibit near psychic abilities while compelled to give voice to some of the thoughts they perceive along with the precognitive waves of insight that occasionally cross their minds; a world now on the cusp of perfecting artificial intelligence and the proliferation of android workers; a world now without his beloved, long passed, wife who died giving birth to their now estranged adult son; but it is also a world which wondrously provides him an unexpected new love.
Many years of service on his new commission with the US Naval Space Corp, and as an epochal agent of SPU, provide a kind of stability to a career soldier like Jordan, but after nearly a century, questions from the event still haunt him, periodically interfering in his endeavor to remain having at least a semblance of a normal life; questions about the true nature of the experiment that birthed the cosmic storm which compel Jordan to explore what he really encountered during the operation to end it.
Decades of probing, and experimentation by SPU, find no definitive cause for Jordan’s new abilities, as his long life edges him closer toward a mental, and spiritual crisis, in the re-examination of his efforts back on that fateful mission. Jordan’s discipline threatens to crumble, as new visions of the mad engineer responsible for “The Storm” bring with them sinister forces working against Jordan, but a profound encounter has him questioning everything he thought he ever knew, and a growing conviction driving him toward some unexplained purpose; a compelling dynamic to existence discovered in the wake of a tempestuously changed world… a verse previously unexplored and unsung.
Format: 6 x 9 Black & White Paperback, 309 pages
Publisher: Outskirts Press (Nov 08, 2018)
Genre: FICTION / Science Fiction / General