Control the brain
you control the world …
A pandemic is racing through our world, changing people subtly but irrevocably. The first sign for some is losing their faith. For others it comes as violent outpourings of creativity, reckless driving and seeing visions.
Scientist Charlotte Zinn is close to a cure when her partner becomes infected. Overnight her understanding of the disease is turned upside down. Should she change the path of evolution?
As Australia is torn apart, journalist Brigid Bayliss is determined to uncover the dark truth behind the religious response to the outbreak.
Brigid and Charlotte find themselves on the frontline of a world splintering into far left and far right, with unexpected power to change the course of history. But at what cost?
Dark, thrilling and compulsively readable, The Second Cure is a provocative debut novel about control, courage and belief.
Praise for The Second Cure ...
'The world’s cats are all dying and people are starting to exhibit strange symptoms… This hypnotic debut novel brilliantly captures the unease of our times.'
-- Jane Caro
'Wildly entertaining, frighteningly plausible.'
'A whip smart thriller, spanning decades and alive with ideas, featuring a cast that never stops moving, a crash course in parasitology, governments that rise and fall, ethical meditations on who we actually are, and — the most divine motor of all — the human heart.'
The Second Cure is being published by
Penguin Random House Australia on July 30 2018.
In Australia? You can preorder a copy from Booktopia or
from your local bookshop.
For overseas and ebook preorders, please go to Penguin's website.
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