New from Down & Out Books …
ENCRYPTING MAYA by Lawrence Kelter
Publication Date: December 16, 2019
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Synopsis … Encrypting Maya is the story of two exceptional kids who set out to change the world and a world that fought back every step of the way.
Maya and Josh, two kids as different as black and white, collide in the heat of a North Carolina summer. The billboard leading into town reads Historic Maxton: A Good Place To Live. Though it was good for many, it wasn’t for everyone. It was a place where goodhearted salt-of-the-earth folks lived alongside the narrow-minded and intolerant.
Decades later: Maya and Josh have realized their intellectual potentials teaching and researching genetic engineering at Harvard. Diseases long ignored and vastly underestimated by the World Health Organization now threaten a global pandemic. In their hour of greatest need, the government and private sector turn to Maya and Josh for a solution to the planet’s impending crisis.
As Maya and Josh work to stem the tide of imminent global disaster, they face challenges both personal and professional and are beset upon by forces that seem to defy explanation—a shadowy figure drifts in and out of their lives over the course of decades causing irreparable damage, and the powers who once turned to them for help now seem to conspire against them making Josh’s life a living hell. The weight of the world rests on his shoulders but is he still the altruistic youth who set out to change the world or has he become someone very different, and will the results of his work be those everyone expects?
Praise for ENCRYPTING MAYA:
“This one cracks with tension and imagination from the first page, evoking just the right blend of menace and mayhem. It’s crisply plotted, matching wits and wiles, so take a walk on the perilous side and give it a read.” —Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of The Malta Exchange