Set for publication Summer 2017
A CURE TO DIE FOR…
Medical examiner Laura Fanning has two charred corpses and no answers. Both bear a mysterious tattoo but exhibit no known cause of death. Their only connection is a string of puzzling miracle cures. Her preliminary investigation points to a cult that possesses the fabled panacea–the substance that can cure all ills–but everyone knows that’s impossible.
Or is it?
Laura finds herself enmeshed in an ancient conflict between the secretive keepers of the panacea and the equally secretive and far more deadly group known only as 536, a brotherhood that fervently believes God intended for humanity to suffer, not be cured. Laura doesn’t believe in the panacea, but that doesn’t prevent the agents of 536 from trying to kill her.
A reclusive, terminally ill billionaire hires Laura to research the possibility that such a cure exists. The billionaire’s own body guard, Rick Hayden, a mercenary who isn’t who he pretends to be, has to keep her alive as they race from continent to continent to find the legendary panacea before the agents of 536 can destroy it.
This is the first in a new series by F. Paul Wilson, the acclaimed creator of Repairman Jack.
“An intelligent, intriguing, fast-moving blend of science fiction and thriller. Wilson’s complex, entertaining, smart story…flies at jet speed. The dialogue is seamless, natural, and ratchets up the tension.” Kirkus Reviews
“TOP PICK! ****1/2 – The world of secret societies and miracle cures… grabs readers and holds on tight till the very end.” RT Book Reviews
“A suspenseful paranormal thriller…an entertaining tale, underlined by a clear battle between good and evil.” Publisher’s Weekly
“Panacea races through its suspenseful tale with never a wasted word. It’s a lean swift thriller with a core of cosmic speculation, and its pace and suspense may steal your breath. I defy anyone to read the opening and not plunge into the book.” – Ramsey Campbell
“Sophisticated and razor sharp, this cataclysmic story of action, history, and secrets is as imaginative as it is compelling. F. Paul Wilson shows once again why he is a grand master of the genre. So take a deep breath, hang on, and enjoy the ride.” – Steve Berry
“For as long as civilization has existed, mankind has sought the ultimate cure—a stunning tale of a terrifying miracle.” — Scott Sigler
The numbered edition will be signed by F. Paul Wilson. The lettered edition will be signed by Tom Monteleone, who will provide an afterword, and F. Paul Wilson.
Signed numbered edition is $60
Optional slipcase for numbered edition is $25
Signed traycased lettered edition is $150
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