Ahh, I hate to bump that beautiful toned panel off the top of the list, but it’s time for a book announcement. The Black Box, the third Cassandra Virus book, is now out. You can all dash off to order it from the local bookseller or online retailer of your choice. Here’s the official blurb:
Something is cutting off Spohrville’s communication with the outside world. The phones don’t work. There’s no radio, no TV — no internet. Are eco-terrorists trying to shut down the Mars Relay satellite? That’s what the government says, but Jordan and Helen and the sentient virtual supercomputer Cassandra don’t believe a word of it. The town is overrun with “birdwatchers” who can’t tell a hawk from a heron. Jordan’s old enemy, Harvey Number Two of the spy agency Bureau 6, is sneaking around pretending to be a cop on holiday. And archaeologist Uncle William has dug up a very strange black rock while excavating an Acadian settlement. With no land-lines to the site of the dig and wireless communication impossible, Jordan and Helen have no back-up from Cassandra. They’ve taken on corrupt government agents and industrial spies before, but they’ve always had Cassandra behind them. It’s the twenty-first century. The bad guys have night-vision goggles and interference triangulators. How did Jordan and Helen get stuck with a bunch of musket-toting historical re-enactors as their only allies?
The Black Box is a near-future science fiction adventure for ages nine to fourteen.
Actually, The Black Box is the first project Connie and I worked on together — she was the cover artist. Here’s the book cover:
Now, go back one post chronologically and admire those toned panels!