By Jeff Rovin, Gillian Anderson
The first novel from iconic X-Files megastar Gillian Anderson and New York Times bestselling writer Jeff Rovin: A technology fiction mystery of epic proportions.
Renowned baby psychologist Caitlin O'Hara is a unmarried mother attempting to juggle her task, her son, and a lackluster relationship existence. Her international is without warning upturned whilst Maanik, the daughter of India's ambassador to the United international locations, begins talking in tongues and having violent visions. Caitlin is bound that her suits have whatever to do with the hot assassination try out on her father—a taking pictures that has escalated nuclear tensions among India and Pakistan to risky levels—but whilst children all over the world commence having comparable outbursts, Caitlin starts off to imagine that there's a extra sinister strength at work.
In Haiti, a pupil claws at her throat, drowning on dry land. In Iran, a boy without warning and inexplicably units himself on fireplace. Animals, too, are performing irrationally, from rats in ny urban to birds in South the USA to dull condominium pets. With Asia at the cusp of nuclear struggle, Caitlin needs to race around the globe to discover the paranormal hyperlinks between those possible unrelated incidents for you to shop her patient—and might be the area.
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