ERIC L HARRY
Book One: The Pandora Series
They call it the Pandoravirus. It attacks the brain. Anyone infected may explode in uncontrollable rage. Blind to pain, empty of emotion, the infected hunt
and are hunted. They attack without warning and without mercy. Their numbers spread unchecked.
There is no known cure.
Emma Miller studies diseases for a living -- until she catches the virus. Now she's the one being studied
by the U.S. government and by her twin sister, neuroscientist Isabel Miller. Rival factions debate whether to treat the infected like rabid animals to
be put down, or victims deserving compassion. As
Isabel fights for her sister's life, the infected are
massing for an epic battle of survival. And it looks
like Emma is leading the way . . .
In a scenario terrifyingly close to today's headlines, Harry's debut novel opens with a North Korean invasion of South Korea that leads, through a series of tragic errors and decisions, to a Russian nuclear attack on military bases in the U.S.
Like techno-thriller master Tom Clancy, Harry offers a sprawling narrative that focuses on a small army of soldiers, politicians and their families, American and Russian.
A powerful portrait of modern-day politics gone wild. U.S. Republican President Bill Baker is thrown a curveball when China puts its plan of world dominance into action.
After invading Asian, European and finally Caribbean territory, it's obvious that four thousand miles of ocean is not enough to keep North America safe from China. The siege begins, and Baker retaliates by declaring war on China. As if this staggering situation weren't enough, Harry juxtaposes this scenario with the personal implications raised by the presence of the president's patriotic teenage daughter, Stephie Roberts, in the U.S. Army.
A series of military and political disasters has swept the globe. The Russian government has fallen to anarchists. The Chinese have marched into Siberia and are poised to take the continent. And, in one final master stroke, the newly elected president of the U.S. is assassinated.
Now it's up to an untested leader, Vice President Gordon Davis, to step forward and stop it. But with his nation divided, his allies paralyzed, and a small U.S.-U.N force the only thing standing between the Chinese and the rest of Asia, the battle and the war may already be lost.
In his new techno-thriller, the author transports readers to an island in the near future where robots build robots and a virtual reality chamber includes an "exoskeleton" suit to allow you to feel simulated heat and cold, flowers and rocks. Harvard psychology professor Laura Aldrich is summoned to the estate of eccentric billionaire Joseph Gray. Her task is to diagnose possible mental illness in his supercomputer, which, like Gray's robots, has been constructed from neural networks and patiently taught physical and mental skills.
Laura and her laptop computer explore the island, facing danger from the dense jungle and attacks by rogue robots as she (and we) are introduced to artificial intelligence, robotics computer viruses and virtual reality. The plot is compelling. Like Crichton and H.G. Wells, Harry writes stories just this side of science fiction that entertain roundly while they explore questions of scientific and social import.