A Journey to the Crossroads of Science and Myth
A CYGNUS Speculative Fiction Award Winner
The New Leprosy plague and a geomagnetic reversal threaten the world's precarious balance. An unlikely trio may hold the key to reset the compass of the world:
"Saint Ariadne" Demodakisa Greek bioelectricity researcher who realizes she's curing plague victims by laying on hands.
Peter Mitchella jaded American veteran of the latest Gulf War, now a smuggler in the Mediterranean.
Leeza Conreida paparazza equipped with the latest neurally-connected media implants, who wants revenge and a big story.
Peter, blackmailed into bringing Leeza along, hires on with reclusive Ariadne to secretly transport her to sacred sites in the Greek islands. She seeks to confirm a connection between the pandemic, geologic upheavals, and ancient lore that promises healing for humans and the planet.
Peter doesn't realize they'll be pursued by violent Sons of the Prophet, mercenaries, and a cult of warrior women, out to claim Ariadne's rumored powersor kill her. He will need all his wits and weapons to protect Ariadne as she labors to control her connection to the dangerous forces that may deliver a global cure. Or destroy them all.
"Pulses with admirable energy." (William Dietrich, NY Times bestselling author)
"[The author's] adventures inform the intricate details of this adventure, which takes place on islands of the Mediterranean. Beyond the physical characteristics of place, Stamey creates a convincingly chaotic dystopia with populations of desperate players." (Barbara Lloyd McMichael, The Bookmonger review)
"The Ariadne Connection takes the reader on a visual feast through the azure waters and rugged Mediterranean landscapes of the Greek Islands while tapping into the deep roots of mythological tradition. A rocket-paced thrill ride that delivers complex, engaging characters in a laser-sharp plot." -Chanticleer Reviews
A Readers' Favorite 5-Star Review: "It's a fast paced, thrilling journey into the future that will leave readers breathless and wondering what will happen to the very end. A great read."