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My newest book, a near-future thriller out in hardcover June 16, 2016 through Tor/Macmillan.
Orphan Black meets Inception: Two formerly conjoined sisters are ensnared in a murderous plot involving psychoactive drugs, shared dreaming, organized crime, and a sinister cult.
Raised in the closed cult of Mana’s Hearth and denied access to modern technology, conjoined sisters Taema and Tila dream of a life beyond the walls of the compound. When the heart they share begins to fail, the twins escape to San Francisco, where they are surgically separated and given new artificial hearts. From then on they pursue lives beyond anything they could have previously imagined.
Ten years later, Tila returns one night to the twins’ home in the city, terrified and covered in blood, just before the police arrive and arrest her for murder—the first homicide by a civilian in decades. Tila is suspected of involvement with the Ratel, a powerful crime syndicate that deals in the flow of Zeal, a drug that allows violent minds to enact their darkest desires in a terrifying dreamscape. Taema is given a proposition: go undercover as her sister and perhaps save her twin’s life. But during her investigation Taema discovers disturbing links between the twins’ past and their present. Once unable to keep anything from each other, the sisters now discover the true cost of secrets.
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ISBN: 9780765382054 (US) / 9780765382054 (UK)
“Gorgeous prose, vividly rendered characters, and a story that moves like a
– Wesley Chu, author of Time Salvager and the Tao series.
“Riveting and genuinely moving.”
– F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of the Repairman Jack series
“An ingenious premise, and Laura Lam executes it flawlessly. Gritty and wise, your own pulse will be racing as you get caught up in this exciting tale.”
– Robert J. Sawyer, Hugo Award winning author of Red Planet Blues
“A strong debut from someone who’s clearly got what it takes.”
– Peter F. Hamilton, author of the Commonwealth saga
UK – Tor/Macmillan
US – Tor/Forge
Italy – Fanucci Editore
France – Bragelonne
Germany – Heyne Verlag
For publicity, contact Lauren Welch at Macmillan.
Foreign rights are held by Juliet Mushens of The Agency Group.
Film rights represented by Michelle Kroes of Creative Artists Agency.