The gripping near-future thriller by the New York Times bestselling author whose books have sold over three million copies.
When Erin finds a cure for the psychopathic condition, only she can stop a coming alien invasion. But far more than the fate of Earth is hanging in the balance.
After a devastating encounter with a psychopath as a child, Erin Palmer has devoted her life to studying these monsters. But when she discovers it’s possible to reverse the condition, restoring souls to psychopaths, she’ll have to break the law and violate her most cherished ethical principles to do so.
But this is only the beginning of her troubles. Hunted by powerful, shadowy forces, Erin learns a seemingly impossible truth—that her discovery will have pivotal importance to an intergalactic war that is racing toward Earth. A war that could not only lead to human extinction, but also determine the future course of galactic civilization . . .
The Cure examines the science behind what makes psychopaths tick, and wraps this into a science-fiction thriller with twists, turns, and epic intergalactic implications.
At a time when society seems to be facing an epidemic of psychopathic monsters, The Cure explores this condition, and the surprisingly thorny ethical and moral dilemmas surrounding it, within an explosive, thought-provoking, roller-coaster-ride of a thriller that will have readers turning pages deep into the night.
“Richards is an extraordinary writer,” (Dean Koontz) who can “keep you turning the pages all night long.” (Douglas Preston)
“Richards is a worthy successor to Michael Crichton.” (SF Book dot com)