|Genre||Sci-Fi / Travel
|Submitted:||Wednesday, 28 March 2012
|Read by:||1044 different readers
Somewhere between fanciful places and the world one knows is the universe of x0, where an ancient organization stays hidden while seven billion people lead normal lives and seven hundred or so do not. This latter group includes Lola, a Texan geophysicist who doesnít believe in nonsense, and Somadina, a young Nigerian who thinks her telepathic abilities are perfectly normal. These women have at least two important things in common, and they are about to learn how well that will forge a powerful link.
When Somadinaís sister becomes a captive, the young Igbo woman draws upon her power to find an ally. Across an ocean, an unexpected lay-off and a near fatal accident combine to reintroduce into Lolaís mind a rather disturbing phenomenon. Lola disregards it. Medicates it. Analyzes it. Sips more wine on her porch. However, the changes taking place inside her will not be ignored.
Once Somadina accepts that her sister has become a strategic pawn in a larger and more dangerous game, she realizes that she must get the attention of this kindred, uncooperative lady.
x0 reluctantly emerges from the shadows, because somebody really needs to intervene. Both women are far more powerful than they realize, and to make matters worse, a fringe fanatic may be on the verge of altering a nationís future.
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