Salt of the Earth
by Kate Moschandreas
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"Your heart will race!"
It's 2038, and Berkeley, CA is drought-ravaged, dusty and smog-filled. Jess Prentiss, a chemistry student, starts her day with a jog through the hills - only to realize that she is being chased. Over the course of three days, she barely stops running. Fleeing from one narrow escape to another, Jess learns that it's her own scientific discoveries that are at the crux of a massive power struggle involving water, salt, cut-throat capitalistic contracts, worldwide famine, the Governor of California and a radicalized populist environmental group. With time ticking, Jess must discover which players are the good guys -- and whether 29-year old Matteo Wu, the man who appears out of nowhere to help her, is someone she can trust with her life and heart.
Kirkus Calls SALT OF THE EARTH "Blazingly paced, exciting, and satisfying -- an excellent futuristic tale."
A young scientist goes on the run when her work becomes the center of a deadly power struggle in this sci-fi thriller.
The Berkeley, California, of 2038 is so smog-ridden that few venture outdoors without an oxygen tank and face mask.
For Jessila "Jess" Prentiss, 27, a post-doctoral student in chemistry, the biggest event she's expecting as her day unfolds
is a long-awaited rainstorm, the first in more than a year. When she gets a message from her ex-boyfriend and boss,
David Steubingly, 54, asking her to visit, her Keeper (a digital assistant) warns against it. But Jess ignores the
advice -- only to discover on arrival that large men are beating David. They're wearing windbreakers marked De Sel, a
desalination company that California depends on to grow crops. Confused and in disbelief, Jess starts running, and over
the next three days, she'll barely stop. Matteo Wu, a young man, proves himself surprisingly willing to help; in fact, he's
being paid to track Jess and keep her safe, though he doesn't know why. As he and Jess work to get off-grid, a difficult
task in this well-surveilled world, ...
Genre: Crime, Thriller & Mystery
Length: 376 Pages (5,242 KB)Lending: Not EnabledAdded: Apr 3rd, 2020