The Emissary : A Novel
Within minutes of one another, three bone-chilling events take place around the globe. In Los Angeles, hundreds of blackbirds drop out of the sky, zapped to their death, mid-flight; in Maine, miles of beach are covered in tens of thousands of dead fish; in New Zealand, 150 whales and dolphins lie dead or dying on the beach.
Jamie Hastings, a renowned psychic researcher and telepath, forges a deep soul connection with the dying whales that leads to her troubled journey at sea as a consultant for USOIL, a Texas based oil company that's drilling in the most pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest, looking for oil--or so it seems. A bizarre unfolding of events aboard ship sparks the unraveling of a truly evil plan of a secret government that is intent upon silencing the music of the oceans and destroying all life on the planet.
As impossible as it is to imagine anything as sinister as the shadow Jamie faces in her mission to save the earth from the doomsday weapon bearing down on the world, the fact is that it is actually happening, at this very moment, while most of the world is asleep--or simply unaware.
One woman has been chosen to be the voice, against the forces of evil, of the cherished creatures of the sea. She is the emissary.
The question is: Is there still time for her to stop it?
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 152 x 229 x 18mm | 463g
- 27 Mar 2014
- North Atlantic Books,U.S.
- Berkeley, CA, United States
--Christiane Northrup, MD, OB/GYN, physician and author of the New York Times best sellers Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, and The Wisdom of Menopause
"The Emissary is a uniquely exciting adventure that captures the heart and soul of the reader."
"The Emissary is that rarest of books: it entertains, indeed it fascinates, and at the same time conveys a message that we should not forget. And once we have opened this book, we never will."
--Ervin Laszlo, two-time nominee for the Nobel prize, founder and president of The Club of Budapest, chancellor of the Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, founder and director of the General Evolution Research Group, and best-selling author of 83 books and publications
"The Emissary brings us government skullduggery, sexy agents, catastrophic events, high-sea adventure, singing whales, and a cosmic secret--what's not to like in this fast-paced page turner?"
--Jim Marrs, New York Times best-selling author of Psi Spies: The True Story of America's Psychic Warfare Program
It's an intriguing story and an intriguing book--just in time for the summer...
--Liz Dalton, WGAU Newstalk Radio
"Many thanks to Patricia Cori, president of Save Earth's Oceans, Inc. and author of a thought provoking novel, The Emissary, that uses fiction to bring some of the very urgent issues being addressed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and other conservation groups to a vast audience. We are encouraged to see how the question of sonar and its devastating effect upon the whales and dolphins is being brought to public awareness through both the hard-science pages of research and enthralling fictionalized accounts such as The Emissary to help awaken the human race to the challenge before us."
--Zak Smith, staff attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
"If you're looking for a good summer read you will find The Emissary captivating.... It is beautifully written and I love the way the plot is woven together. Patricia Cori has done an incredible job!"
--Donna Seebo, The Donna Seebo Show
"The Emissary is more than just a suspenseful tale of corporate and government intrigue; it contains a poignant environmental warning. No wonder that Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, said: 'To risk all to save our oceans is a testament to passion, imagination, and courage. Many truths are revealed by fiction, and The Emissary does just that.'"
--Jackie Cassidy, Common Ground magazine
"I am a giant fan of creativity that takes us out of our daily thinking. Patricia Cori has penned just such a tale. A broad fantasy adventure that speaks to those who want to think differently and challenge the daily onslaught against nature and our own future."
--Pen Densham, Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, producer, author, and artist
"Patricia Cori is an incredible writer. I absolutely loved The Emissary! The thought process behind the awareness of the characters was so amazing. Get yourself a copy of this book. It will blow your mind."
--Robert Pepino, Host, The Global Truth Agenda Radio
"It's rare that I get on a novelist who's doing things as unique and interesting as Patricia Cori. [Her book] is a fabulous read for the summer and beyond--if you like 'thrilling.' It's called The Emissary--and it could actually help change the world in a profound way."
--Laura Smith, WABC Radio, Saturday Café
"The Emissary is a rollicking adventure that combines high-rollers, advanced technology, and black ops, all mingled in with the psychic and the mystical, with a message that is very relevant to us today. It is a real page-turner!"
--Rev. Paul John Roach, Unity Fm radio
"We have reached a point where it is critical that we truly begin to understand and appreciate what is happening to our oceans. What if dolphins and whales could voice their opinion of what we have done to their habitat? Patricia Cori weaves a masterfully written story of the issues our planet's marine life is now facing. The Emissary gives us a whale's eye view of the human-created crisis presently brewing in the depth of our seas. Read this book, talk about it, and pass it forward."
--Dannion and Kathryn Brinkley, best-selling coauthors of Secrets of the Light: Lessons from Heaven
"The whales and dolphins of this planet need our help--and Patricia Cori is their Emissary!"
--Elisabeth Röhm, actor, author, activist, mother
"The Emissary may well become one of the greatest literary contributions of our times in healing the world's oceans, raising humanity's thirst for marine knowledge, and discovering its sublime secrets."
--David William Gibbons, broadcaster, writer, and historian
"To risk all to save our oceans is a testament to passion, imagination, and courage. Many truths are revealed by fiction and The Emissary does just that."
--Captain Paul Watson, founder of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
"Patricia Cori is one amazing person--an icon of love, wisdom and passion--and The Emissary is one hell of a book! It held me spellbound--I even had goosebumps. What an inspiration! I will do everything I can to ensure that as many people as possible read it."
--Judy Van Nierkerk, the Inspired Wealth Show
"The Emissary is an evolutionary action adventure that artfully weaves the masculine-feminine split, corporate and military greed and power, a strong intuitive female lead, and our deep connection with the ocean and its whales and dolphins into a compelling story that clearly reflects the epic battle for our survival. A timely and important book that I hope to see on the big screen one day."
--Jeff Hutner, editor of New Paradigm Digest
"The Emissary is a breathtaking read!"
--Tina Marie Caouette, Restricted Airspace Radio
"Can a new novel save the whales against Navy sonar testing? I just finished reading a brilliant novel, The Emissary, by Patricia Cori. Read a book that depicts the impact on our world that this type of testing has on marine life and life on the planet before it becomes a major motion picture."
--Sandy J. Duncan, Natural News.com
"The Emissary grabs you from the first page--a can't-put-down read. The story has pace, excitement as well as a compelling message. It is rare to read a book that leaves you with that 'feel good factor' but is also a call for action concerning the fate of our oceans. This story is a fast-moving thriller entwined with a vitally important message for all of us. Go buy a copy!"
-- Peter Brightman, CEO, International Entertainment Corporation
"[The Emissary] is a brilliant story. It reads with the pace of a Bond novel, and it's based in reality. You may not sleep well after you read it! I could not put it down."
--Lawrence Bloom, retired Chairman of the UN Environmental Progamme, Green Economy Initiative Council on Green Cities and the World Economic Forum at Davos Global Agenda Council on Urban Management
"The Emissary is an exciting book. It's a timely, thought-provoking story that will capture the hearts, minds and souls of its readers. It is a fantastic read--and I love the fact that the hero is a woman. I just love this book!"
--Bert Martinez, Money for Lunch Radio
"I just finished reading The Emissary ... chilling, amazing, and profound. I couldn't put it down!"
--Carmel Rivello Maguire, International Ambassador of Peace, The Rainbow Bridge
"I loved this book--it was too good to put down! It was so engrossing, captivating, and so well written. I love [Patricia Cori's] ability to create action and suspense and yet it's really also about her personal involvement with whales ... I just loved it."
--Peter Roth, Energy Stew radio
"We are given, excitement, mystery, deception, beautiful moments.... I found the story to be more about gaining a deeper connection and being more conscious to the effect we have on the things around us. It is for sure an enlightening tale that leaves you a tad sad but feeling that you witnesses something magical."
--Hooked in a Book
"As a stand-alone fiction book The Emissary is one hell of a good story, but read between the lines and you'll discover so much more! Patricia Cori's inspirational protagonist, Jamie Hastings, has much to teach us all--and while the book may be set in the often unchartered territories of whales and dolphins, it carries a powerful message that none of us can afford to miss. As I was drawn into the well-written, intriguing and un-put-downable tale, the figure of Erin Brockovich kept coming to mind. And I have no doubt that in the future The Emissary will be turned into one of those films that we'll look back on as a world game-changer."
--Olivia Stefanino, author of Be Your Own Guru: Personal and Business Enlightenment in Just 3 Days!
"The Emissary packs a delicious adventure filled with intrigue and secrets and whisks you off on a ride that you don't want to get off. Through the story that unfolds it also invites all of us to look at the role we play in our evolving world. Through the fast-paced events that occur, deftly led by our heroine Jamie Hastings, readers are guided to become emissaries as well--sent on a very special mission that is born from author Patricia Cori's passion in the world. That mission for some may be to curl up in a chair, to give themselves a respite from life's demands, and get lost in the voyage of The Emissary. For others, the special mission becomes a journey of self-exploration, of appreciation of all creatures great and small, and an invitation to fully embrace our roles as ambassadors of our planet. It's a story of hope, dedication, and perseverance. But more, it's a story of love between a very special woman and those who create the songs in our waters. May we use the messages contained within The Emissary to help us ensure those songs continue forever."
--Christine Andrew, Enlightening Radio
"The Emissary is a 'cannot-put-it-down' book. Its tale of a world drowning in self-interest and greed, out to destroy the very guardians of that world, the Cetaceans, starts the reader on a roller coaster of excitement, intrigue, and race against time. Patricia Cori's pace, vivid imagery, and sensitivity skillfully unfurls a deepening, gripping, and horrifying tale. For those who love this blue marble, I challenge you not to be so absorbed that you will want to read it at one sitting. A story never riper to be complimented as a thunderingly good screenplay, The Emissary is a modern day masterpiece. Belt up and love the ride!"
--Jonathan Trapman, author and visual artist
"... A stimulating and provocative book, built around a unique scenario and very well done!"
--Stanton T. Friedman, physicist, UFO researcher, and public speaker
"A hauntingly beautiful novel. Author Patricia Cori knows how to tell a story, raise an important and vital environmental concern, and keep the reader's heart pumping with excitement, intrigue, and suspense."
"The Emissary is a gripping and thought-provoking book that, while being a work of fiction, sends us a message that we have to protect the oceans and the creatures that live in them if we do not want to do irreparable damage to our planet. It is well worth reading."
"A beautiful story. I love it! Producers will be scrambling to get the film rights."
--Salomon Gill, Producer, Celestial Filmworks
"Phenomenal! Her extraordinary vision and the way she communicates her truth to her readers will make Patricia Cori a staple in every library."
--Donald Newsom, President, BBS Radio Network, Inc.
"Patricia Cori has done a great service to us all, and I believe the majestic creatures of the sea as well, by turning her skill, passion, and intelligence toward understanding and protecting them, and simultaneously illuminating a path for human transformation."
--New Consciousness Review
About Patricia Cori
The former host of the popular radio show Beyond the Matrix on bbsradio, Cori has been interviewed on hundreds of talk radio and TV programs, including CNN, Coast to Coast a.m. syndicated radio, the Urban Journal Radio, KJAC Radio Montreal, 21st Century Radio, Fringe Radio, and a host of others. She has also appeared in documentary films.
In 2012 she founded the global nonprofit association Save Earth's Oceans, Inc., dedicated to restoring the balance of our fragile ocean ecosystems and saving the whales and dolphins from whaling, slaughter, and exploitation. As president and CEO of the organization, Cori is determined to raise the consciousness of human beings around the globe to alter the course of our destruction of the earth's oceans, and to hear the music of the whales and dolphins as communications of a higher consciousness.
She has now turned her talent to screenwriting, having completed a full feature script of her debut novel--an adventure thriller--The Emissary.
To learn more about Cori's global workshops, events, and appearances, visit her website.