Emma “J” for Joy Pearce is at her editorial offices on the twenty-second floor of Three Embarcadero in downtown San Francisco when the long-dreaded next Great Earthquake devastates the Bay area. Amid horrific destruction, she rescues a man trapped in the rubble. In the heat of survival, she swiftly bonds with him, causing her to question her possible marriage to her long-time boyfriend.
But Jason Gibb is not the charming photojournalist he pretends to be. As Emma discovers his true identity, his mission in the city, and the dark secrets behind the catastrophe, she finds the choices she makes may mean the difference between her own life or death.
Shaken, a thriller, is an ebook adaptation of “Deus Ex Machina,” published in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine, republished in the anthology Transcendental Tales From Asimov’s (Donning), and translated and republished worldwide.
A list of Sources follows this short novel.
From the author of Summer of Love (A Philip K. Dick Award Finalist and San Francisco Chronicle Recommended Book), The Gilded Age (A New York Times Notable Book and New York Public Library Recommended Book), Celestial Girl (A Lily Modjeska Mystery), The Garden of Abracadabra, Arachne (a Locus Hardcover Bestseller), Cyberweb (sequel to Arachne), One Day in the Life of Alexa, and Strange Ladies: 7 Stories.