A Machine Divine
by Derek Paul
Asher is a biology prodigy whose work led to an economic boom for his rural hometown but has left him feeling isolated and alone. Callendra is an introvert and the town’s most prolific, yet reluctant, animal trapper. The two are presented with an opportunity of a lifetime when they are accepted into a university at the heart of the nation’s capital. As they adjust to surroundings, Callie embraces her independence while Asher’s gifts land him the social acceptance he’s long desired.
But they aren’t the only new arrivals.
A gas-masked terrorist has begun plaguing the city, poisoning leaders, and sowing discord. Equipped with the prowess to develop an antidote, Asher sets out to protect his new friends while enlisting the support of Callie. In doing so, he unknowingly ensnares them both in a covert investigation, an ancient society’s conspiracies, and the ambitions of a deadly menace.
Category: Science Fiction – Steampunk