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Paperback,  6″ x 9″
367 pages
ISBN 978-1-63381-226-0

by Rick Hobbs

Summer 2026. The world’s climate is changing rapidly. Bizarre, unpredictable weather events are occurring with increasing frequency.
One of our greatest fears comes to pass. An environmental terrorist group, the Earth Prophets, gets its hands on a nuclear weapon and makes an unattainable demand. The world has thirty days to stop producing carbon-based energy sources, or an unspecified American city will be destroyed. A massive search is underway. The only hope is to find and disarm the bomb. One disturbing possibility is an underwater location. In that case, conventional technology falls short.
The Navy’s Marine Mammal Program has successfully taught dolphins to find underwater mines. The question is, might they be of help?
Beyond Words takes you on a mind-bending journey, where science butts up against the realm of the spirit, where improbable confluences hold the key to life and death, and where the definition of sentience takes on new meaning.
It is also a tale of love…


Whether using fiction to plumb the depths of modern physics or to query the limits of the human   spirit, Rick Hobbs stretches the imagination to confront the ultimate mystery…knowing the unknowable. Family physician, medical acupuncturist, teacher, and former physicist, Rick lives in Waterville, Maine, with his wife, Elise, and their two dogs, Tutte and Tilly.

Also the author of The Realm of Colliding Spirits.

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