y1 by Sherrie Croniny1 by Sherrie Cronin


bySherrie Cronin

Paperback | October 31, 2015

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Zane swore as a child to protect all the odd people of the world, studying chameleons and muscle groups to teach himself to alter his own appearance. No longer a young boy too smart and too different to fit in, Zane starts his first job at a pharmaceutical company where he uncovers layers of corporate secrets that hide surprisingly vile plans. Once he is sent on a sales trip to the South Pacific, it becomes clear that there are those who would kill to protect the mysteries that the company has worked so hard to keep hidden.

Charged with murder and hunted by an unsavory boot camp manager, he finds himself sailing to remote islands with a shadowy group known as y1. As a young gay man sometimes forced to hide his true nature at home, Zane discovers love with a young man of the Pacific whose past and whose talents are every bit as unusual.

Fantasy, reality and speculative science come together as Zane must find a way to use all of his unique abilities to resist turning from a murder suspect into a murder victim. He still plans to keep his childhood promise, if he can only live long enough to do so.

y1 is part of 46. Ascending, a collection of loosely interrelated novels about five very different family members who each discover that they can do the extraordinary when they must. The books are designed to be read as stand-alone stories or in any order as they overlap in time and build upon each other in all directions.

Title:y1Format:PaperbackDimensions:324 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.73 inPublished:October 31, 2015Publisher:Sherrie CroninLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1941283128

ISBN - 13:9781941283127

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Editorial Reviews

Review by Jane DeLong (Goodreads): Even though I am not a big sci-fi fan, I loved this book! I fell in love with Zane, the smart, quiet reluctant hero of the story who has an unusual gift. This book is a page turner -- do not open it unless you have a few hours to spend sailing the South Sea, navigating corporate politics, outwitting crooks and solving murders with a remarkable hero and his fascinating friends. Review by Sarah (Workaday Reads): This was an intriguing book that happened to teach me a little bit of knowledge on a lot of varied subjects, all while focusing on an exciting plot and enthralling characters. I'd never have believed that a book could take a murder mystery, a missing person mystery, paranormal abilities, fire dancing, pharmaceuticals, South Pacific geography and history, and meritocracy teachings and turn it into one cohesive story. Yet this book managed it. Review by Dorottya Bacsi (Goodreads) I LOVED this book! In spite of Zane's amazing abilities being an important point in the novel ... The story itself has a really interesting, fast-paced plot ... It kept us doing the guessing game ... with tiny little clues and facts. It truly was exciting. Review by Mickey Otterlei (Goodreads) : Y1 is the story of Zane Zeitman, discovering his ability to camouflage and the way this ability helps him fight his was out of the cables of "normality" and help him do right. All, in a fast moving plot that takes one sailing to and from islands and atolls in the South Pacific, and a pharmaceutical conspiracy that turns into a murder investigation.... you cannot put it down.