In her exceptional debut novel, internationally renowned author, Patricia Cori, weaves a page-turning fantasy adventure that speaks to the very soul of the planet.

Within minutes of each other, three bone-chilling events take place around the globe. In Los Angeles, hundreds of blackbirds drop out of the sky, zapped to their death, mid-flight. Simultaneously, on the East Coast, in Maine, residents awaken to find miles of beach covered in tens of thousands of dead fish. And in New Zealand, 150 whales and dolphins lie dead or dying, like gigantic boulders thrown from the ocean, on a resort beach. Overhead, a strange grid-like pattern in the clouds hangs low and menacing, over the desperate scene.

A leading psychic researcher and telepath, Jamie Hastings forges a deep soul connection with the dying whales, which leads to a troubled journey at sea as a consultant for USOIL, a Houston based oil company. They’re searching drill sites in the most pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest—-or so it appears. A bizarre unfolding of events aboard ship sparks the unraveling of a truly evil plan of a shadow government that is intent upon silencing the music of the oceans, and destroying all life on the planet.

In this suspenseful, hair-raising adventure, Cori combines a tale of corporate and government intrigue, with an environmental warning, one that questions the very future of life on planet earth and beyond. From the first page, The Emissary (North Atlantic Books, March 2014) propels us on a journey that takes us deep – into the Hidden – lead by a determined woman whose mission it is to make known the urgent secret of the deep in time to save the world.

What is it that the great whales are trying to convey? Who are they trying to protect? What is the mystery of their guardianship? And can the Emissary overcome the adversities cast before her, in time to avert a global disaster, from which there may be no return?


The Emissary is a uniquely exciting adventure that captures the heart and soul of the reader.”
—Beau Bridges

The Emissary is that rarest of books: it entertains, indeed it fascinates, and at the same time conveys a message that we should not forget. And once we have opened this book, we never will.”
—Ervin Laszlo, two-time nominee for the Nobel prize, founder and president of The Club of Budapest, chancellor of the Giordano Bruno GlobalShift University, founder and director of the General Evolution Research Group, and best-selling author of 83 books and publications

The Emissary brings us government skullduggery, sexy agents, catastrophic events, high-sea adventure, singing whales, and a cosmic secret—what’s not to like in this fast-paced page turner?”
—Jim MarrsNew York Times best-selling author of Psi Spies: The True Story of America’s Psychic Warfare Program

“It’s an intriguing story and an intriguing book—just in time for the summer…”
—Liz Dalton, WGAU Newstalk Radio

“Many thanks to Patricia Cori, president of Save Earth’s Oceans, Inc. and author of a thought provoking novel, The Emissary, that uses fiction to bring some of the very urgent issues being addressed by the Natural Resources Defense Council and other conservation groups to a vast audience. We are encouraged to see how the question of sonar and its devastating effect upon the whales and dolphins is being brought to public awareness through both the hard-science pages of research and enthralling fictionalized accounts such as The Emissary to help awaken the human race to the challenge before us.”
—Zak Smith, staff attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The Emissary is more than just a suspenseful tale of corporate and government intrigue; it contains a poignant environmental warning. No wonder that Captain Paul Watson, founder of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, said: ‘To risk all to save our oceans is a testament to passion, imagination, and courage. Many truths are revealed by fiction, and The Emissary does just that.’”
—Jackie Cassidy, Common Ground magazine