on 12 March 2014
As a stand-alone fiction book, "The Emissary" is one hell of a good story - but read between the lines, and you'll discover so much more!
Patricia Cori's inspirational protagonist, Jamie Hastings, has much to teach us all - and while the book may be set in the often unchartered territories of whales and dolphins, it carries a powerful message that none of us can afford to miss.
As I was drawn into the well written, intriguing and un-put-downable tale, the figure of Erin Brockovich kept coming to mind - and I have no doubt, that in the future "The Emissary" will be turned into one of those films that we’ll look back on as a world game-changer.
on 15 April 2014
Patricia Cori’s The Emissary is a ‘cannot put it down’ book. Its tale of a world drowning in self interest and greed, out to destroy the very guardians of that world, the Cetaceans, starts the reader on a roller coaster of excitement, intrigue and race against time.
From the outset characters speak to us from the eclectic diversity tied up and confronted by humanity’s inevitable self annihilation. Heroine Jamie Hastings, an enigmatic latter day shaman and passionate environmentalist, whose insights and other dimensional awareness help solve dead cases for a LA Police Department at the end of their tether. Her first love is for whales and dolphins and witnessing their inexplicable death of hundreds on a beach disaster brings her to the attention of darker corporate self interest. An appointment with destiny is thus sealed and we are riveted into her journey to its conclusion. Becoming immersed in the lives of each character, so familiar to those we ourselves may know. Patricia’s pace, vivid imagery and sensitivity skilfully unfurls a deepening, gripping and horrifying tale. For those who love this blue marble, I challenge you to be so absorbed that you will want to read it at one sitting. A story never riper to be complimented as a thunderingly good screenplay, The Emissary is a modern day masterpiece. Belt up and love the ride!
Jonathan Louis Trapman, Author and Visual Artist
on 29 October 2014
Touching on so many aspects of our world which speak to me personally like whales and dolphins and the connection between all of nature this story had me gripped from the very beginning. I am sure humanity as a whole longs to remember and experience this exquisite underlying connection between each other and all of life, and are finding it ever more challenging to live in a world based on the structures of 'the bottom line before all else'. This story explores the potential of the intuitive feminine standing up for the Earth and all her inhabitants going up against the power hungry bastion of the masculine. Its a fast paced story which will keep you gripped until the end.