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The Maiden Voyage of New York City

By Gary Girod

Science fiction, 13+
344 pages

ISBN: 978-1-928011-31-6
Coming May 2020


They call it the “Manhattan Miracle.”

Half a century after the buildings of New York City sank beneath the rising seas, human ingenuity raises them up again, and the city is finally returning to prosperity... or is it?

The economy might be revitalized, but Mayor Sophia Ramos knows that the Miracle is only a stopgap solution. Crippling debt and a surge in crime from the Boroughs threatens to sink the city as surely as the waves did, and to Mayor Ramos, only an even more radical idea is the solution.

As Manhattan’s elite are targeted by a vast underground criminal empire, however, the city threatens to fall apart before she can enact its daring rescue. A world-famous gonzo journalist, an engineer who helped bring about the Miracle, and the chief of police butt heads over the mayor's solution. Meanwhile, two Boroughs cops fighting with their own demons and city-wide apathy for their home struggle to bring order into a place rapidly falling under martial law.

In the end, who will stand atop America's tallest buildings?