Nothing Sacred Author:Elizabeth Ann Scarborough It is the middle of the twenty-first century. Viveka Jeng Vanachek--like most of the overeducated unemployables--has run out of options. Reluctantly, she has joined the North American Continental Allied Forces, the army. — On her first mission, Viveka is shot down in the high peaks of the Tibetan Himalayas. Captured and force-marched through the ... more »mountains, she survives the cruel treatment only to arrive at a hidden prisoner-of-war camp.
Viveka begins to notice the strange and inexplicable. She and her fellow cellmates can't seem to remember how long they've been incarcerated: a guard requests Viveka's help in cataloguing ancient texts while other prisoners suffer hard labor. Then there are the dreams: of monks in a beautiful mountain city in the very ruins the prisoners are excavating.
When the sky lights with nuclear fire, the answers Viveka must find will surprise them all as she and the rest are faced with choices that challenge long-held beliefs and force them to confront their deepest fears.