An ambitious hard science-fiction exploration of life after death
What if science proves that the afterlife is real?
Bram Morrison, an aspiring astronaut, has always believed that death is where it all ends. Until he gets a phone call from a dead friend.
He tries to dismiss it as somebody's bad joke, but the chilling mystery proves far too compelling. When Torula Jackson, a botanist, tells him her laboratory might be haunted, she offers him a chance to investigate—and he dares to look behind death's door.
That choice puts a risk on his lifelong dream. NASA wants him to deepen the science of our world—not the afterworld. Now, exploring the bizarre--with modified software, a computer disc, and a hazy apparition--opens himself up to ridicule. But his deepening relationship with Torula, compounded by a twist of circumstances, compels him to stay and chase the supernatural.
With each equation and each experiment, he gets closer to the answers humanity seeks about our souls' immortality, sparking objections from those who fear what he might discover. Struggling to reconcile his own skepticism with what is slowly unraveling to be real, he dares to investigate what happens to our memories after we die—starting with a ghost for a clue.