Tortured Echoes by Cody Sisco is available now


In Tortured Echoes, Victor Eastmore must face his worst nightmare, Mirror Resonance Syndrome “patient zero” Samuel Miller, the man responsible for the Carmichael Massacre.

Continuing to mix elements of alternate history, cyberpunk, and detective noir, Sisco makes genre conventions his own. Tortured Echoes conveys a dark vision by showing how the consequences of the Eastmores’ choices come back to haunt them.

Tortured Echoes: Resonant Earth Volume 2 is available in both digital and print formats from Amazon.

Tortured Echoes: “a dark, complex, and haunting novel”

The first novel in the Resonant Earth series, Broken Mirror, tells the story of a mentally ill young man, Victor Eastmore who believes his grandfather was murdered. As Victor investigates, he begins to question his own mental state as well as the system of treatment that keeps him one misstep away from institutionalization.

In the sequel, Tortured Echoes, a character who was offstage comes to the fore: Samuel Miller. Samuel killed hundreds of people during a massacre in a small town in Semiautonomous California two decades before the start of the novel—a massacre that Victor lived through as a child. Samuel Miller is also the original “patient zero” for Mirror Resonance Syndrome (MRS).

Victor must confront Samuel and help him manage his condition in order to uncover the truth behind Victor’s grandfather’s death.

Readers may also enjoy the short story prequel to the Resonant Earth saga, Believe and Live, which tells the story of what happened in Carmichael from the perspective of Mía Barrias, a survivor.

Speaking of the characters whose stories play out in the Resonant Earth saga, Sisco said, “The scenes with Samuel and Victor felt electric while I was writing them, and I hope they give a good jolt to readers. Beyond that, we get to see Victor in a new place, interacting with new characters—and some returning favorites!—and stretching his boundaries.”

Tortured Echoes: Resonant Earth Volume 2 is available in both digital and print formats from Amazon.

Pre-Order Your Copy of Tortured Echoes Now

Tortured Echoes by Cody Sisco is available now for pre-order from Amazon (kindle only).

The paperback version goes on sale March 25.

Believe and Live: the horrific prelude to Broken Mirror is now available

BelieveLIve_CVR_SMLIt’s finally here: the story of what happened in Carmichael, Semiautonomous California.

Mía Barrias is taking a break from managing Governor-General Brown’s re-election campaign to honeymoon in Carmichael, a small resort town in Semiautonomous California. But she wakes up to a nightmare—sleeping gas wafts through the town, self-driving cars run people down in the streets, and a man clad in black is killing people with a stunstick as he tells them to “Believe and Live.”

Can Mía survive long enough to outwit the man behind the massacre and bring help to the people of Carmichael, including a special four-year-old named Victor Eastmore?

Believe and Live is a horrific short story and the explosive prelude to Broken Mirror.
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Broken Mirror on sale through July 2 (Kindle U.S. only)

Victor thinks his grandfather was murdered. Does he have a fractured mind or is it a deadly conspiracy?

For the first time since Broken Mirror was published in January 2016, the the Kindle version is on sale. Usually $3.99, through July 2 the ebook is only 99 cents.

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Spotlight: Broken Mirror

Our first title in 2016 is Broken Mirror by Cody Sisco.

Someone killed Granfa Jefferson. Victor is sure of it. But he’s the only one.

codysisco_brokenmirror_ebook_finalDiagnosed with mirror resonance syndrome and shunned by Semiautonomous California society, Victor suffers from “blank outs,” hallucinations, and vivid nightmares. He violently overreacts to even minor confrontations. Victor’s grandfather devoted his life to researching and curing mentally ill Broken Mirrors like Victor, but now that he’s gone, Victor must walk a narrow path between sanity and reclassification—a fate that all but guarantees he’ll lose his freedom.

Victor is determined to uncover the truth about his grandfather’s death and grows increasingly suspicious of the medicine he must take to help manage his “symptoms.” As he tries to sort his allies from his enemies, a conspiracy with global implications emerges. Can he trust his Aunt Circe, the only person in his family who’s even somewhat sympathetic to his plight? His former classmate-turned-brainhacker Ozie, who wields information as damaging as any weapon and who seems intent on luring Victor away from his home? What about his old friend Elena, who reappears in his life abruptly, claiming to have miraculously overcome a devastating addiction?

With its self-driving cars, global firearms ban, and a cure for cancer, the world of Broken Mirror may sound utopic, but history has taken a few wrong turns. The American Union is a weak and fractious alliance of nations in decline. Europe, a superpower, manipulates its citizens through technology. And Asia is reeling from decades of war. Amid shifting geopolitical sands, Broken Mirrors like Victor find themselves at a crossroads: evolve or go extinct.

Broken Mirror is the first novel in a sci-fi detective saga tailor-made for fans of Isaac Asimov, Haruki Murakami, and Neal Stephenson.