Kyle Matthews has lost his wife. Struggling to overcome the fears of his colleagues at the Martian space program for which he works, the perplexing whirlwind of political events surrounding the assassination of Earth's first world president, and the difficulty in tracking down an enigmatic billionaire with profound secrets, he will travel all the way to Jupiter's icy moon of Europa to find her. Once there, he will find something he couldn't possibly have imagined.
Two hundred years later, after a devastating interplanetary war, a soldier named Lara Henries finds herself facing the end of humanity after discovering ancient alien artifacts that appear to control time and space. Working for those she distrusts and infiltrating a group of fanatics hell-bent on preserving the apocalyptic timeline, she will make her way into a past before the war, capturing and confronting the man who may hold the key to reality itself: Kyle Matthews.
Written during my college years, Paradox remains a fan favorite, despite my belief that it needs to be seriously reworked before it can be published. It is a labor of love, and as such, I'm not sure I'll ever consider it "finished." Though I have plans to go back and rewrite the entire thing a chapter at a time, I know that eventually I have to put down the paintbrush. For that reason, I have already submitted the work to agents and editors, as well as entered it into competitions.
The story comes from many important parts of me. When I wrote the first draft in the late 1990s, I was studying the work of famed theoretical physicist Kip S. Thorne (his suppositions about time travel in particular), the science and astronomy of extraterrestrial life, Eastern religions such as Zen Buddhism, and abnormal psychology. Those were my four muses at the time, and they culminated in the spark that gave Paradox life.