Doctor Janeway's Plague
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Show Info: A science-fiction thriller about an astronomer who discovers a source of cosmic rays which may be the origin of an ancient plague reviving once again. A young woman reaches Cambridge in search of a distant relative whom she believes has lived longer than any other human being. An astronomer discovers a strange, point-like source of cosmic rays coming from the constellation of the Unicorn. A retiring professor discovers documents from Puritan times about a series of strange deaths and disappearances in the early Boston settlement. One of the signed witnesses has the exact same name as a celebrated minister whom the old professor has welcomed on campus. Three sleuths and three threadsâ€¦all leading to the same man. "I long to believe in immortality," wrote John Keats over 150 years ago. There are those who knew while the poet lived â€” and those who know better now â€” that some things are better not wished for. The Reverend Doctor Janeway knows why. And his secret is one of the most dangerous ever uncovered. Editorial reviews A haunting and suspenseful tale that I couldn't put down. -Ronald Kessler, author A uniquely American horror story... -Amy Sterling Casil, author (The Magazine of Fantasy And Science Fiction and Zoetrope: All Story Extra) ...its cross-genre suspense is dead-on for today's market. -Paula Guran, DarkEcho Newsletter, Nov. 16, 2000 ...ambitious in the depth of its scientific background, and the historical connections to colonial history add interest and resonance. -Jon Lehman, Quincy Patriot Ledger, Saturday, Dec. 9, 2000 Here's an enthralling novel ... reminiscent of the more meditative books by Stephen King or Dean Koontz. -Pat Holt, Holt Uncensored, January 16, 2001.