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In the not-so- distant future, resources are scarce and land is disappearing. This global crisis has created the largest population migration in history as desperate people look for new homes. Meanwhile, powerful governments close their doors, hiring a ruthless organization called HighTower to lock down the borders. HighTower secretly develops a weaponized gene drive enzyme with the potential to eliminate entire migrant populations—a callous form of “pest control”. On a remote island in the Pacific Northwest, a young woman discovers a shipwrecked scientist. With help from her friends, she rescues him—only to learn that he is a fugitive with a deadly secret. Pursued by dangerous agents, they set out to expose the governments’ plot and destroy the enzyme before it can be used against innocent people. A story for our times, Sea of a Thousand Words begs the question, “Who deserves to inherit our earth?”
Christine Wallace is a Pacific Northwest author. Her previously published books include The Pocket Doula and Prepare to Come About. She currently lives aboard an ex-British Columbia forestry boat with her husband and routinely explores the Salish Sea and Inside Passage.
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