Doctor Marcela Warrick embarks on research for biotech Everjein in which she is to spend five years isolated in a hermitic habitat in the Antarctic. The results could see Everjein profit from a government contract to establish the first human colony on Titan. Marcela meets Doctor Kian Barret whose goal is to establish successful, off world, human breeding through implantation of genetically chosen embryos.
Meanwhile, Detective Zoe Moore finds herself investigating a series of unexplained fatalities where the link between the victims is amniotic fluid and traces of an experimental drug in their toxicology, connecting them directly to Barret’s research.
In Lost Souls, Penny introduces a rich diversity of characters, always revealing facets of themselves that the reader is at once familiar and comfortable with, yet surprised and intrigued by. The characters show believable depth and traits, and aren't afraid to open themselves to the possibilities and challenges of our own earth's future. Penny's style of real and engaging dialogue, along with cleverly researched and imaginative ideas, skillfully draws the parallel story lines to a creatively conceived ending ... and of course you will be waiting for Book 2.
- Kayleen Wood