Anna-Marie has it all – a pretty face and a life of leisure backed by the wealth and status of the family business, the Delany Computer Corporation. It’s not enough. Anna’s bored, so she dabbles in showbiz as the holo-actress Amaranth Dusk. She gains some success, then loses it all in an aircar accident that almost claims her life.
Scarred and severely injured, Anna struggles back to health. As her memory clears, she realises that the accident was a deliberate attack and tries to discover who wanted her dead. Her investigations take her to Delany Corp, which has a secret at its core, a hidden conspiracy of government-funded technology and espionage. Anna unwittingly stumbles into a top secret project that takes ordinary humans and pairs them with computers to create spies who can read minds and walk through walls. These agent-pairs are used by Earth Intelligence, Mother Terra’s primary security force, as powerful weapons to keep her empire of colony worlds under control.
Zenith-alpha 4013 is part of the project, a flawed computer who has failed to find a partner. It chooses Anna, and together they must outwit all of Earth Intelligence to escape and survive.
I have been writing for a long time, mostly in the science-fiction and fantasy genres. After a career spent working in medical research and then in an NHS microbiology lab, I’ve now taken early retirement and have time to spare for writing and publishing my work.
I like poetry, particularly Yeats and Walter de la Mare, the art of Alphonse Mucha and the Pre-Raphaelites, and folk music. I dabble in many kinds of crafts, including cross stitch and beading, and collect press-moulded and British studio glass, especially Okra perfume bottles, and tarot cards. All of the above may flavour and influence my work.