In 2020, the last of the world’s oil reserves ran out, leading to war and mass starvation. Five years and five billion deaths later, mankind attempts to begin anew, devoting its remaining resources to fusion energy. The challenge: Helium-3 is required to forge a stable reaction and the isotope only exists on our moon and Jupiter’s ocean moon -- Europa.
Meet Robert “Ike” Eisenbraun, a scientist for the Space Energy Agency (S.E.A.). The inventor of ABE -- an Amalgamate Biological Enhancement bio-chip hard-wired into his brain, Ike is tasked with designing G.O.L.E.M., a super computer that will oversee Helium-3 mining operations on the moon. When G.O.L.E.M. determines the moon’s He-3 is unstable, the artificial intelligence jumpstarts a manned mission to Europa. The computer selects six men and six women who report to Antarctica for a 45-day training mission beneath the Ross Ice Shelf aboard Oceanus, an underwater habitat. Ike is added to the crew to determine if the computer has gone rogue. The mission concludes with a 30-day cryogenic freeze; the crew forcing a fearful Ike into his pod.
Ike awakens...lost and confused. Power is out, his cryogenic pod is smashed, and Oceanus is minutes from collapsing into a sea trench. Ike manages to escape to the surface only the ice is gone, the world changed dramatically. Giant waves carry his raft to an alien shoreline populated by nightmarish creatures. Skyscraper-size waves chase him across a beach where he finds himself trapped at the base of a cliff. With the deadly tidal surge rushing in, Ike must free-climb. Right now!!! There is no time for hesitation, no second chances, one misstep and all is lost.
Ike must quickly plot a course up the cliff face, avoiding confusion, falling rocks, fatigue, and attacking giant bats while tidal waves relentlessly pound at his heels, each wall of water bigger than the last... reaching higher up the cliff face. Ike has only seconds to make each and every decision and advance higher or he will succumb to these monstrous waves. Waiting for him at the summit is salvation – and ABE’s shocking reveal about what happened to Earth during Ike’s cryogenic sleep.
Do you have what it takes to vanquish your ego and conquer your fear? Can you get Ike to the top before the waves overtake him? If not, all is lost. The future of man’s continued existence depends on you!
Based on N.Y. Times best-selling author, Steve Alten’s mind-blowing new thriller, The Omega Project (TOR books - August 2013) comes The Omega Project: High Tide; an imaginative new app created by the high-tech wizardry of Studio332. The Omega Project: High Tide combines the cinematic adventure of a summer blockbuster movie with a revolutionary new and inventive game playing interface that involves strategy, chance, and split second action. Conquer the app; then read the novel to see what happens next!
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