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The Ariadne Connection (Paperback)

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Journey to the Crossroads of Science and Myth--Winner of the Chanticleer Global Thriller Grand Prize and the Cygnus Speculative Fiction award

The New Leprosy plague and a geomagnetic reversal threaten the world's precarious balance. When jaded American expat Peter Mitchell agrees to transport mysterious Ariadne Demodakis to sacred sites in the Greek islands, the sailor convinces himself it's just another "freelance import" job. But when his passenger is pursued by the terrorist Sons of the Prophet, mercenaries, and a cult of warrior women, Peter realizes there's more to the young bioelectricity researcher than he first believed. Then paparazza Leeza Conreid blackmails her way onto the boat, intent on sabotage, and Peter nearly walks away from the deal. Ariadne seeks to confirm a connection between the pandemic, geologic upheavals, and ancient lore that promises healing for humans and the planet. Peter will need all his wits and weapons to protect Ariadne as she labors to control her connection to the dangerous forces that may deliver a global cure. Or destroy them all.

"The Ariadne Connection takes the reader on a visual feast through the azure waters and rugged Mediterranean landscapes of the Greek Islands while tapping into the deep roots of mythological tradition.... A rocket-paced thrill ride that delivers complex, engaging characters in a laser-sharp plot." -Chanticleer Reviews

"Draws connections between humanity's moral compass and the well-being of the planet we live on." -The Bookmonger Review

"A thrilling adventure with unexpected twists and turns." Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review

"Pulses with admirable energy." -William Dietrich, NY Times bestselling author.

About the Author

Sara Stamey's five published novels have received positive attention from reviewers including Publishers Weekly, Locus Magazine, and SF Chronicle. The Statesman Journal described her recent suspense novel "Islands": "Superior mystery and suspense-a stomping, vivid ride." It was a ForeWord Book of the year Finalist. Her new novel "The Ariadne Connection" has received a Cygnus Award. Stamey's personal journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean and Honduras; backpacking Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; owning a farm in Southern Chile; and now teaching creative writing at Western Washington University. Resettled in her native Pacific Northwest, she shares a backyard wildlife refuge with her cats, dog, and very tall husband Thor. More information and her blog can be found at Reviews for Stamey's recent novel "Islands": "A superior mystery and suspense novel... a stomping, vivid ride." -Statesman Journal "Stamey knows how to tell a story. Vividly descriptive prose recalls the standard set by Joseph Conrad.... an enchanting darkness." -Red Rock Review "Intense and gripping." -SF Chronicle "Stamey knows how to tell a story. Vividly descriptive prose recalls the standard set by Joseph Conrad... blends archetypal structure in an enchanting darkness in which the reader vicariously participates." - Red Rock Review "Highly palatable.... She galvanizes considerable interest." -Locus Magazine

Product Details
ISBN: 9781611384536
ISBN-10: 1611384532
Publisher: Book View Cafe
Publication Date: February 19th, 2015
Pages: 398
Language: English