Category: Sci-Fi and Future Worlds
Regular price: $9.99
Deal price: Free
Deal starts: October 23, 2021
Deal ends: October 23, 2021
Researcher John Whiley lives a relatively mundane life, working in a Chicago office building. But when his colleagues are murdered in broad daylight, by a pitiless assassin, he finds his world turned upside down. Escaping with the help of a woman called Beatrix, John is still in danger from the attentions of the mysterious killer and must somehow find the answers to the reasons behind the attack. His investigation stumbles upon a clue that the massacre has something to do with a subversive book of economics. There is a connection between the socio-economic change in the global population and a medical essay on experimental cancer treatment connected to an obscure Chinese laboratory. Meanwhile would-be assassin Kevin Palmer has travelled from Okinawa to Paris to meticulously prepare for a momentous event. With his determination to eliminate the Pope, this ghostlike killer is on an unstoppable path that may change the destiny of all humanity. As a network of investigators frantically search for him they unearth a key character, known as Janus, who plies his nefarious trade in the virtual world. In a race against time, the investigators must stop the hitman before he is ready to squeeze the trigger. Will one man’s actions change the destiny of the world? What is the connection between a book and the future of the planet? And are John Whiley and the Pope’s lives somehow interconnected after all? Set in the near future, Futura is a novel where parallel stories run on alternate pages and competing economic and religious needs become blurred and ever closer. Many elements of it appear to provide us with an interpretive key of our current reality, particularly in the pandemic era where nothing is as it seems.