Mateus Cordozo, a bio-engineer, is on holiday in his hometown of Afife Portugal. It isn’t really a holiday because Mateus is walking a thin line as his midlife crisis threatens to pull him deeper into depression. As he sits on a blustery beach, alone, smoking and drinking wine, the oddest of things happens – a stunning woman appears, her dress billowing in the angry wind, and she asks if he would like company.
Distracted by her beauty, Mateus engages her in conversation and all is well until she reveals to him that while he has been sitting here, alone, China has invaded Iran for its oil. She goes on to inform him that in less than a day, Iran will retaliate against China with a nuclear weapon. His shock at hearing the news is made worse when he asks her how she could know about the nuclear attack, and she reveals to him that she is not from Earth, and that her presence here is in fact an intervention to prevent his world from self-suiciding. What she ultimately reveals to him, and why it is so important that Earth not destroy itself, and why he has the power to stop this nuclear meltdown from happening, is shocking and revealing to him.
Twilight Visitor is an international political thriller with a scifi twist, but don’t let the introduction of this beautiful off-worlder distract you from the overall story – it is as much a contemporary eye-opener as it is an eye-opening story about who we are, about our origins and what is in store for humanity.
“The story races along with (the) pace of a Tom Clancy thriller but the depth of the plot is rich in complexities philosophical ideas. Laplaine has a good descriptive style that never interferes with the flow of the narrative as he builds highly credible scenarios that give the reader a true feeling that this is all too close for comfort. Highly recommended for readers who like fast paced thrillers but with an ingenious twist.” Book-Reviewer.com
Réal Laplaine writes political, sci fi and dystopian thrillers. He lives in Sweden. Author website.