"The future of the human race depends on ten specially gifted people—but nobody knows who they are.
In the twilight of the 21st century, humanity seeks salvation from despair. Entrepreneur Eris Lateinos promises to create a happier, more prosperous new era with a plan to ferry resource rich asteroids into Earth orbit.
Tristan West, Lateinos’ embittered ex-PR man, suspects that the price of the era is far too steep. His suspicions put him at odds with the most powerful man in the galaxy and plunge him into a conspiracy that will determine the destiny of two worlds.
For West, discovering the truth requires an unlikely alliance with a zealous missionary and two mysterious strangers who harbor incredible secrets of their own. But all of them share the same goal—find the ten people who possess the Radiance before their lives, and the last hope for humanity, are destroyed."
From the Author
There is an old bit of wisdom from the Bible about being hospitable tostrangers, "for by doing so some people have entertained angels withoutknowing it." Sometimes I wonder if I've ever done so, and if so, whether I was hospitable enough. And by "hospitable," I mean whether I paidattention to what they had to say. That brings me to Payat and Eucleia,the strangers who appear in Radiance. Their origin is, ofcourse, something the reader will have to discover. (Ah, don't assume,dear friends.) But, while they are characters in a fictional future,their message is relevant to the here and now. Vitally relevant, infact. If I listen to Payat and Eucleia, truly listen, I have to thinkseriously about who I am, where I'm headed, and whether the act ofgetting there is true to my ideals. The third point can be a tough one.Our society celebrates achievement; it is far less enamored with how weget there. And yet, in reality, "how we get there" is where we live."How we get there" is where we interact with others, where we touchothers' lives. Maybe, if I listen to Payat and Eucleia, I might begin to understand that achievement isn't singular. I hope you hear somethingequally powerful in the message of Radiance.