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Maze Master

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
New York Times best-selling author Kathleen Gear's new apocalyptic thriller audiobook Maze Master shows the world ending not in fire nor in ice but in science.

LucentB is a retrovirus that's inevitable, unstoppable, and utterly catastrophic for humanity. The US government believes the only person who can find the cure is the geneticist who tried to warn them about it and then disappeared: James Hakari. They assign the task of finding him to his former student Anna Asher, who in turn recruits paleographer and religious studies scholar Dr. Martin Nadai.

The brilliant but insane geneticist is leaving clues for Anna and Martin to follow, showing he's truly earned his students' nickname for him: the Maze Master. The search takes Anna and Martin around the world and into a warzone they never imagined.

Maze Master's LucentB is based off of the real retrovirus HERV-K, which has caused several plagues over the past 75,000 years, almost wiping out Neandertals 50,000 years ago, and maybe 30,000 years ago. Modern geneticists consider HERV-K not to be extinct, but rather to be waiting for some trigger to come alive again.

With its scientific and archaeological authenticity and suspenseful clues, Maze Master will have listeners rushing through its intricate maze to find out the fate of the world in this thrilling adventure. Kathleen Gear, who often co-writes with her husband W. Michael Gear, has authored 42 books which have been New York Times, USA Today and international best sellers.

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"Crackles with tension and imagination, captivating with plausibility from beginning to end. The science is both compelling and frightening as the characters match wits in a game with the highest stakes imaginable. The incredible thing is that the most surprising parts are real. This is nail-biting in the extreme." - Steve Berry

"Dazzling...MAZE MASTER is an epic, breathless countdown to the end of mankind that can only be saved by locating and understanding ancient clues." - C J Box

"Terrific...MAZE MASTER combines wild imagination with solid science and history to create sensational suspense." - Lee Child

"From the very first page, you'll know you're in the hands of a master storyteller. With plenty of 'Da Vinci Code' twists and turns, MAZE MASTER is both thrilling and mind-bending." - Tess Gerritsen

"MAZE MASTER is a masterpiece of a bio-thriller that seamlessly melds science and superstition into a tale as relentless as it is rivetting. ...This is speculative storytelling at its best, weaving cutting edge genetics into a puzzle that must be solved if mankind is to survive..." - Jon Land

"MAZE MASTER has everything you want in a science thriller, a continent-hopping hunt through exotic locales, pulse-pounding action, and a twisty mystery involving cutting-edge science. At times the suspense is damn near unbearable." - F Paul Wilson


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Used availability for Kathleen O'Neal Gear's Maze Master

Hardback Editions

July 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Maze Master: A Thriller
Author(s): Kathleen O'Neal Gear
ISBN: 1-250-12199-X / 978-1-250-12199-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Maze Master: A Thriller
Author(s): Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Maze Master: A Thriller
Author(s): Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Maze Master: A Thriller
Author(s): Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Maze Master: A Thriller
Author(s): Kathleen O'Neal Gear
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU