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The Alpha Enigma

(2020)
(The first book in the Team PSI series)
A novel by

 
 
A thrilling new science fiction mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of the Donovan novels

Dr. Timothy Ryan, head of the military psychiatric unit at Grantham Barracks, is meeting a new patient, a woman known as "Prisoner Alpha." As she is being transferred, they are attacked by assassins, barely escaping with their lives. One shooter vanishes, leaving behind a dead companion unlike anyone Ryan has ever seen.

But even more baffling is the puzzle of Alpha herself. She speaks in a strange tongue, and doodles in bars, dots, and little pictures like nothing Ryan has ever seen. Is she some sort of savant, or the most cunning spy he's ever met?

Meanwhile, in Egypt, archaeologist Reid Farmer uncovers an 18th-Dynasty tomb that shouldn't exist, filled with Mayan epigraphy, mathematics, and materials that didn't exist 3,000 years ago. As a result of this discovery, Reid and forensic anthropologist Kilgore France—along with the sarcophagus they have found—are snatched away to a hidden lab to solve the enigma of a man lost in time.

As dark forces gather, Alpha makes an impossible escape from Grantham. Ryan quickly becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance, but with a team of unique allies, sets out to prove his innocence. Together, they must find Alpha and save Ryan before it is too late.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A marginal colony on a living world—where human life and human will are tested to the limits. An intriguing and inventive new work from Michael Gear, first of a trilogy. Recommended!" - C J Cherryh

"What a ride! Excitement, adventure, and intrigue, all told in W. Michael Gear's vivid, compulsively readable prose. A terrific new science-fiction series; Gear hits a home run right out of the park and all the way to Capella." - Robert J Sawyer


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Used availability for W Michael Gear's The Alpha Enigma

Hardback Editions

November 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Alpha Enigma (Team Psi)
Author(s): W Michael Gear
ISBN: 0-7564-1446-6 / 978-0-7564-1446-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

October 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Alpha Enigma (Team Psi)
Author(s): W Michael Gear
ISBN: 0-7564-1831-3 / 978-0-7564-1831-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2021 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Alpha Enigma (Team Psi)
Author(s): W Michael Gear
ISBN: 0-7564-1783-X / 978-0-7564-1783-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

November 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Alpha Enigma: Alpha Enigma, Book 1
Author(s): W Michael Gear
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


November 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Alpha Enigma: Alpha Enigma, Book 1
Author(s): W Michael Gear
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Alpha Enigma: Alpha Enigma, Book 1
Author(s): W Michael Gear
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Alpha Enigma: Alpha Enigma, Book 1
Author(s): W Michael Gear
Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Alpha Enigma (Team Psi Book 1)
Author(s): W Michael Gear
Publisher: DAW
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA