An ancient secret, a genetic key,a planet in peril


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By Marita Smith
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 386
Book Size 198 x 130 x 26
Imprint Harbour Publishing
Release Date 1 May 2017
Subject Classification Fantasy

‘Convergence’ is set to be the first book of the ‘Kindred Ties’ trilogy, and is the debut novel of author Marita Smith

‘For scientist Robyn Greene, her laboratory is a second home. Here she searches for the ancient gene that is supposed to enable humans to communicate with animals. After years of failure, she’s beginning to wonder if the gene is a myth. But when she stumbles across a strange genetic mutation, Robyn’s world turns upside down. The man posing as her boss is, in fact, an operative of the mysterious i nternational organisation, the MRI. Worse, they have dark plans to exploit her discovery. In a race against time, Robyn must track down the individuals with this rare gene before the MRI turns them into lab rats. But when she meets the three teenagers, she realises that protecting them from the MRI is not only about saving their lives. Fletcher, Ariana and Eli are capable of more than anyone realises; they are part of an ancient cycle designed to keep the Earth in balance. A terrible future awaits the planet if the MRI gains control of Robyn and her research before she’s figured out the kindred ties that bind these teenagers.’

Marita Smith

Marita Smith is a freelance editor and gourmet mushroom grower based on the South Coast of NSW. She has a Ph.B. (Hons) in Science from the Australian National University and considers chemistry a language in its own right. She spent several years as a paleo-biogeochemist, splitting her time between Australia and the Netherlands, before travelling through Europe to work on small farms. The first story she can remember writing involved being able to speak to her donkey Mindy.