by Gordon Bonnet
|The Promise of Power Will Drive You Mad.
Two thousand years ago, the Antikythera Mechanism was built by people whose knowledge outstripped their wisdom. Thought by some to be a mechanical calendar, the Mechanism is actually a focus for psychic power—for those who know how to use it. Two millennia ago, men risked their lives to stop its owners from wielding such a weapon. They succeeded, sending it to the bottom of the sea for all time.
But the knowledge of how to build it lived on.
When two archaeologists studying the Mechanism are murdered, an unlikely assemblage of people come to the horrifying realization that it’s all starting again—an elderly minister, a college student with prescient dreams, an unassuming secretary and her best friend, a young and idealistic news reporter, a skeptical university professor. One by one they are drawn into a web of intrigue and danger, and finally realize that if the Mechanism is rebuilt, there will be no end to the destruction it can cause.
And only they have the ability to stop it. (304 pages, Fleet Press, 2016)
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|Gordon Bonnet has been writing fiction for decades. Encouraged when his story Crazy Bird Bends His Beak won critical acclaim in Mrs. Moore’s 1st grade class at Central Elementary School in St. Albans, West Virginia, he embarked on a long love affair with the written word. His interest in the paranormal goes back almost that far, although it has always been tempered by Gordon’s scientific training. This has led to a strange duality; his work as a skeptic and debunker on the popular blog Skeptophilia, while simultaneously writing paranormal and speculative novels, novellas, and short stories. He blogs daily, but is never without a piece of fiction in progress-driven to continue, as he puts it, “because I want to find out how the story ends.” Stay up to date with Gordon and all his writing and appearances on Facebook, Twitter, or at www.gordonbonnet.com. You’ll also find more great fiction on his writing blog, Tales of Whoa.|