12 Jan 2015 – Curiosity Quills Press
Psychic Mira Tejedor possesses unique talents that enable her to find
anything and anyone, but now she must find a comatose boy wandering
lost inside the labyrinth of his own mind. Thirteen-year-old Anthony
Fairx hasn’t spoken a word in almost a month and with each passing
day, his near catatonic state worsens. No doctor, test, or scan can tell
Anthony’s distraught mother what has happened to her already troubled
son. In desperation, she turns to Mira for answers, hoping her unique
abilities might succeed where science has failed.
At their first encounter, Mira is pulled into Anthony’s mind and finds
the child’s psyche shattered into the various movements of Modest
Mussorgsky’s classical music suite, Pictures at an Exhibition. As she
navigates this magical dreamscape drawn from Anthony’s twin loves of
Russian composers and classical mythology, Mira must contend with
gnomes, troubadours, and witches in her search for the truth behind
Anthony’s mysterious malady.
The real world, however, holds its own dangers. The onset of Anthony’s
condition coincides with the disappearance of his older brother’s girlfriend,
a missing persons case that threatens to tear the city apart.
Mira discovers that in order to save Anthony, she will have to catch a
murderer who will stop at nothing to keep the secrets contained in
Anthony’s unique mind from ever seeing the light.