It’s 2034, and Phoebe Bernhart is a nurse in a neuro ward in Atlanta when her youngest brother becomes one of the first victims of a bizarre epidemic of aggression and paranoia.
When Phoebe suspects a technological cause, her strange, beautiful, antisocial new acquaintance, Mila Bremer, a software engineer, agrees to help.
In the end, Mila may be part of the cure—or she may be the cause. Or maybe she’ll just prove to be indifferent to the fates of thousands of people, including Phoebe’s brother.
Absence of Mind is Ritz’s second Grey Gecko Press novel, following the success of her debut, The Lightbringers.