an all-singing, all-dancing cover-to-cover thrills and spills action adventure with a thought-provoking idea at its core. What more could you ask for?
– Daily Mirror on THE VENUS CONSPIRACY
Where the five senses meet… anything is possible.
After witnessing the murder of his parents, Nathan Fox, now a successful clinical and forensic psychiatrist, has learnt to keep his distance – professionally and personally. Detachment has kept him safe, whether treating disturbed patients or helping police fathom their darkest cases.
Then he meets a beautiful woman suffering from retrograde amnesia and terrifying hallucinations. ‘Jane Doe’ appears on no government records, has no past and remembers nothing of her identity. The mystery deepens when Fox discovers that the exact location and content of her hallucinations correspond in uncanny detail to actual past events. Although she can’t access her own memory, she appears capable of accessing the residual memories of others. In trying to explain this phenomenon, Fox discovers Jane Doe has synaesthesia, a rare condition in which two or more senses combine. However, Jane Doe’s synaesthesia is unique. All her five senses combine, creating a synergistic effect which allows her to see beyond the spectrum of normal human experience. Then the killings start – cryptic murders with only one connection: Jane Doe. Is someone trying to kill her or to protect her? And why? With increased urgency Fox’s journey takes him into the realm of archaeosonics, in which walls not only have ears but cellular memory and the certainties of science are overruled by the probabilities of quantum physics.
When a secretive cult deep in the Oregon wilderness surfaces to reclaim Jane Doe the mystery of her past life darkens. Sensing she is in danger, Fox’s detachment deserts him and he determines to save her. But as he nears the corrupt black heart of the mystery, he realises it is not the past he must rescue her from but the future – from an evil beyond his darkest imaginings.
Michael Cordy worked for ten years in marketing before giving it all up to write his first novel, THE MIRACLE STRAIN (re-titled as THE MESSIAH CODE), which became an international bestseller and sold in 25 languages. He is also the author of LUCIFER (retitled as THE LUCIFER CODE), TRUE (retitled as THE VENUS CONSPIRACY) and CRIME ZERO (retitled as THE CRIME CODE).