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The Emissary a book

A Science Fiction Thriller by Patricia Cori

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Excellent Tale That Makes One Think About What We Do to Our Oceans!

  • Feb 15, 2014
This book is based on a reviewer copy received directly from the author but reflects my personal opinion.

Jamie Hastings has a special ability that allows her to sense things.  She had successfully helped the Los Angeles Police solve 53 "unsolvable" cases and had also helped find oil wells in the desert.  When the book opens, birds and ocean life are being killed mysteriously on a massive scale.  Jamie is called to the scene in New Zealand where many whales and dolphins have been beached and are dying.  The author gives a hint then of the mysterious force behind all this.

Jamie's abilities come to the attention of Matt Anderson, the CEO for USOIL.  Matt is looking to find oil in the Pacific North, having received permission from the Canadian government to do so.  He convinces Jamie to come help him.  Jamie at first complains that what USOIL does, kills sea life, especially the whales but she feels that her presence will be able to protect the whales and prevent USOIL from doing bad to the ecology in their quest.

Things are not what they seem to be as the giant "yacht" that Jamie is assigned has a very aloof and offputting crew and has military level sonar and weaponry aboard.  Jamie will later bond with Jimbo the Captain and the two will have an interesting friendship.

The book is excellently written and even though a little slow going during the first half it picks up towards the middle and the rest of the book is like a ride down a steep roller coaster!  Ms Cori, uses that first half to build the tension aboard ship and the reader, like Jamie have a hard time understanding what is really going on. 

The author's foremost message from the book is that sonar is very dangerous to the sea-life that use their own songs to communicate and thrive.  The military and the Oil companies need to very aware where the whales have their sanctuaries and be very careful using this equipment.

This was a very quick read and I look forward to more work from this author.

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In her debut novel, Patricia Cori weaves her visionary message into a page-turning fantasy adventure that speaks to the very soul of the planet.

Within minutes of one another, three bone-chilling events take place around the globe. In Los Angeles, hundreds of blackbirds drop out of the sky, zapped to their death, mid-flight; in Maine, miles of beach are covered in tens of thousands of dead fish; in New Zealand, 150 whales and dolphins lie dead or dying on the beach.

Jamie Hastings, a renowned psychic researcher and telepath, forges a deep soul connection with the dying whales that leads to her troubled journey at sea as a consultant for USOIL, a Texas based oil company that's drilling in the most pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest, looking for oil--or so it seems. A bizarre unfolding of events aboard ship sparks the unraveling of a truly evil plan of a secret government that is intent upon silencing the music of the oceans and destroying all life on the planet.

As impossible as it is to imagine anything as sinister as the shadow Jamie faces in her mission to save the earth from the doomsday weapon bearing down on the world, the fact is that it is actually happening, at this very moment, while most of the world is asleep--or simply unaware.

One woman has been chosen to be the voice, against the forces of evil, of the cherished creatures of the sea. She is the emissary.

The question is: Is there still time for her to stop ...
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