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Aurora Fragment

300 pages
Severn River Publishing Llc

Plagued by the intrusive memories of a dead killer, Detective Morgan Reed is drawn to a remote and troubled Alaskan town.

Fixated on his relentless hunt for Danzig and guided by the fragmented memories of another, Reed is compelled to the mysterious town of Aurora, Alaska. His search intersects with the case of Hazel Hill, a missing intern from the local paper, who vanished while investigating her best friend's suspicious death. Caught trespassing by the local sheriff, Reed is coerced into a deal: help the sheriff solve Hazel's disappearance.or face charges for breaking and entering.

Joining forces once again with Detective Natalie De La Cruz, Reed's case sweeps them across a landscape shrouded in snow and secrets. Aurora, with its cursed history and sudden prosperity from Aurora hybrid apples, holds more than meets the eye. Relentlessly pursuing the town's closely held secrets, Reed and De La Cruz encounter the covert operations of the Malum Genetix facility under the aegis of the Rexford dynasty, and the spectral tale of the Sirak, a legend as mysterious as Aurora itself.

Their quest for justice uncovers a deep vein of deceit, linking Hazel's tenacious reporting, a recent rash of unexplained fatalities, and the insidious spread of corporate avarice that threatens to tear the town apart.

In Aurora Fragment, the riveting third installment in The Memory Bank series, Brian Shea and Raquel Byrnes masterfully combine near-future tech with ancient mythology to create a techno-thriller where memories fragment, realities blur, and the truth is as elusive as the aurora itself.


Praise for the Memory Bank Thrillers:

"...a nerve-fraying thriller that blurs the line between memory and menace. A relentless journey into the dark underbelly of technology." -Jason Kasper, USA Today Bestselling Author of The Enemies of My Country

"Part police procedural, part technothriller, all action...a murder mystery where the thieves are after the only thing that is unique to each of us: our memories." -David Bruns, author of Command and Control

"...grabs you by the circuits and doesn't let go." -Dale M. Nelson, author of No Prayers for the Dying

"A clever blend of police procedural and speculative fiction, The Memory Bank is a well crafted whip-smart futuristic thriller. Exceptional!" -Bruce Robert Coffin, award-winning author of the Detective Justice novels

Author Bio
Raquel is the author of critically acclaimed suspense series, The Shades of Hope trilogy, Gothic duology, The Noble Island Mysteries, and epic Sci-Fi Steampunk series, The Blackburn Chronicles. She strives to bring intelligent characters with diverse backgrounds to the forefront of her stories.When she's not writing, she can be seen geeking out over sci-fi movies, reading anything she can get her hands on, and having arguments about the television series Firefly in coffee shops. She lives in Southern California with her husband, six kids, and beloved Huskies.Wall Street Journal bestselling author Brian Shea has spent most of his adult life in service to his country and local community. He honorably served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. In his civilian life, he reached the rank of Detective and accrued eleven years of law enforcement experience between Texas and Connecticut. Somewhere in the mix he spent five years as a fifth-grade schoolteacher. Brian's myriad of life experience is woven into the tapestry of each character's design. He resides in New England and is blessed with an amazing wife and three beautiful daughters.