“My whole life it’s tormented me, Dr Xie, and I need to know. Why did my mother kill herself?”
The year is 2037, on the wrong side of climate catastrophe.
Jun Xie is a neuroscientist at one of the United Adaptive’s labs. She’s studying a woman who possesses exceptional capabilities, what they call Pre-Emptive Perception – ‘knowing’ things before they happen. Jun’s on the cusp of a breakthrough until the woman takes her own life.
Twenty-five years later, no longer a neuroscientist but an anxious lecturer and mother, Jun’s forced to confront the past and that observation when the subject’s daughter hunts her down and won’t leave her alone. The truth’s more disturbing than Jun could ever imagine, but someone’s determined that she’ll never find out. Can she stop them before they stop her?
An insidious thriller set against the devastating effects of climate change, Adaptive Consequences is perfect for dystopia and corporate conspiracy fans.