About the Book:
Santiago (Sam) Carreira is content with his life, until his grasp on reality suddenly wavers, for no apparent reason. His sense of place, comfort and security all evaporate. And he is overwhelmed. Then an interview for a job saves his life – and changes the future of the world.
With the help of a young woman named Noor, Sam discovers that he is one of a special few capable of existing in more than one reality – our Physical world, and other realities overlaid on the Physical. The Interstitial layers, known as IS. Noor shows him that he is not alone, teaches him that his new abilities qualify him as part of a unique, gifted group who call themselves Spectra: a society that lives between the cracks, watching, guiding, working for the greater good. Sam quickly falls in love with his new home at Spectra, his connection with those in this amazing community, and especially with Noor.
Then one night, with his power just beginning to fully blossom, he accidentally stumbles upon an attempted assassination – and manages to prevent it, using his IS skills. But in the process, he encounters another, one with IS capability, but whose purpose is the opposite of benevolent. A Ghost. He realizes, in that moment, how readily the ability to move and live within IS can be used by the ambitious, the selfish, the unscrupulous. The Ghosts do not take kindly to his interference, seeking to destabilize and unravel all that Spectra represents. Suddenly, while Sam’s full attention is on the Ghosts, a new threat emerges. A solar flare of unprecedented proportions, creating a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that will have a devastating effect on Earth. Sam must learn the true limits of his new abilities, very quickly, or the world may revert to feudal barbarism overnight.
Can Sam master his skills, find a way to block the CME, with the Ghosts opposing him at every turn?
A bit about Roderick:
Roderick D. Turner has been actively writing fiction since 1990. To date, he has written ten novels, four audio novels/plays, and over 150 short stories. Twenty-four of his stories have been published in paper or electronic form, 22 of those in the Aphelion webzine. A recent anthology of his short stories, The Gem Collection: Treasure Trove, is also available on Amazon. His stories have received one semi-finalist ranking (top 16), fourteen honourable mentions (top 2%), and one silver honourable mention (top 50), out of several thousand entries in L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future Contest.
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