Metamaterials exhibit properties not found in nature.
Supernatural, by design.
Six stories under Cambridge, Massachusetts, Professor Dirk Jenner and his military-backed metamaterials laboratory make an accidental discovery –
A microscope capable of seeing the soul.
The technological fallout is soon felt, not only by Jenner’s graduate students, but by a psychologist determined to solve the mystery at a fearful personal cost, Dr. Helene Bertrand.
Meanwhile, in Durham, North Carolina, Professor Robert Shilling is haunted from hunting the ghosts of his parents, and by his beautiful new student, Amanda.
But nothing is as it seems. Rob’s research to communicate with his deceased loved ones puts him into the crosshairs of an intelligence agency, on a collision course with the nightmare setting of his brightest daydreams and darkest fears: his family’s all-but-abandoned estate in the Ramapo Mountains of New Jersey. The kids at Wayland Elementary used to call it The Haunted Castle –
But haunted by what?
Thrust together by a Cold War-era spy agency that’s never been acknowledged, and by General Flint, the head of the US counterpart’s Project Celestial Destiny, Rob, Helene, and an unwitting team of colleagues, students and soldiers must venture to the frontier of what lies beyond.
To the interface of life, death, and Proof of the Existence.