The International Space Station discovers a suitcase-like object adhered to the outside. After recovering it they sending it back to Earth for further analysis. Once opened the suitcase infects those nearby with a highly infectious amnesia virus. Ryder Nape, a news reporter with contacts inside NASA, figures out what is going on and tries to save his friends.
Nelder’s novel, ARIA: Left Luggage, is a true medical science fiction tale. The concept of an Alien Retrograde Infectious Amnesia possibly destroying mankind is unique. The story is told in such a way that you are rapidly turning the pages to know more. As more and more folks are infected and forget where they work the world plunges quickly into an apocalyptic state.
What do the aliens want? What is the purpose of the virus? How long before mankind is unable to recover from the shutdown of all services? To find the answers to those and many other questions, you will need to read the other books in the series.
4 out of 5 stars due to the lack of depth in the characters. Otherwise, it is a well edited, captivating tale.
I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.