Author(s): S. N. Chandran
'The Barrier uses action-packed, tech-savvy speculative fiction to examine intractable problems of today's world.' Sydney Morning HeraldTwenty years ago an Ebola epidemic brought the world to the edge of oblivion.The West won the war, the East was isolated behind a wall, and a vaccine against Ebola was developed. Peace prevailed.Now Agent Noah Williams is being sent over the barrier to investigate a rogue scientist who risks releasing another plague. But why would a once-respected academic threaten the enforced vaccination program that ensures humans are no longer an endangered species?Hunting for answers amid shootouts, espionage and murder, Noah will have to confront a fundamental question:In the fight for survival, can our humanity survive too?
Shankari Chandran was raised in Canberra, Australia. She spent a decade in London, working as a lawyer in the social justice field. She eventually returned home to Australia, where she now lives with her husband, four children and their cavoodle puppy. The Barrier is her second novel. Her first novel, The Song of the Sun God explores the recent history of Sri Lanka. She is currently working on her third book, also set there.