The Chronology Protection CaseDownloadable Audiobook - 2007
From of the author of "The silk code", winner of the 1999 Locus Award for best first novel, comes another intriguing blend of science fiction and hard-boiled police-procedural mystery. "The consciousness plague" is about memory, more particularly, how the loss of memory, in slivers of time deducted from a growing number of individuals, can subtly undermine and play havoc with everything from the investigation of serial stranglings to candlelight dinners. Dr. D'Amato, NYPD forensic detective, investigates a spate of unusual cases of memory loss and finds evidence of a bacteria-like organism that has lived in our brains since our origin as a species and may be responsible for our very consciousness. There's evidence for this consciousness bug in the ancient Phoenician and Viking cultures and everywhere Phil looks in our world. A new antibiotic crosses the blood-brain barrier and inadvertently kills this essential bug. Phil himself becomes a victim of the memory drain.
Publisher: [Roseland, N.J.] : Listen & Live Audio ; [Boulder, Colo. : Made available electronically by] NetLibrary, 2007.
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital, wma file.