by Kris Becker
Every 248 years the dwarf planet Pluto slides inside Neptune’s orbit and spends 20 years closer to the sun than the blue ice giant. Since the birth of Christ, these ‘interior’ periods have preceded eras of great turbulence and revolution. The most recent interior just ended.
James Smith is an ambitious government contractor working on a top-secret national surveillance project. When a conspiracy-minded blogger sends him a cryptic email (“Tell me about Pluto”), James and his friend & co-worker Ethan Scott begin an investigation that eventually connects a radical theory of key historical events to their company’s CEO Jack Gordon--the CEO who’s just unexpectedly promoted James to the leadership team of the ever-expanding surveillance project. Soon Ethan disappears and then the country is attacked, and James’s world begins to resemble one dystopia after another--just as predicted by the Pluto theory and the Gordon family’s literary acquaintances.
As the newest revolution begins, the search for Pluto takes James from D.C. to London and deep into history to find the real story, his own story, and the key to the future of the world.
- Kris Becker, January 2012
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