The Ululant Ache

ABOUT Baltazar Bolado

Baltazar Bolado
~~Baltazar Bolado is the author of numerous books and short stories including his most recent book Publius: Libertas Aut Mors, a heart-pounding thriller seemingly ripped out of today’s NSA spying, government corruption headlines. Born in Texas, Baltazar champions the U.S. Soldier, rever More...



Love hurts…

Even in space…

Astrobiologist Gilbert Fornia lost his wife to ovarian cancer twenty years ago.

Unable to get beyond his grief, for twenty lonely years his love for her grows stronger.

Then, on a mission to Europa, aboard the ISS Galilei, Gilbert sees his dead wife within a mysterious energy source emanating from the deep ocean moon.

At that instant, Gilbert’s dead emotions are reborn.

A specialized research vessel—the Potentate—is jettisoned to Europa’s surface to explore the ocean moon. In the meanwhile, astonishing and dangerous events take place, immersing the mission in a deadly crisis. At the critical point, it’s determined that the energy source deep in Europa’s planetary sea is inflicting the Galilei and the Potentate with a killing ebb and flow stream of energy.

From the depths of Europa’s ocean, the Potentate calls for help.

With the fleet dying from the energy ebbs, there isn’t enough power left to save the Potentate and launch out of Jupiter’s mighty gravitational influence.

The Galilei must decide—by plebiscitum.

Attempt a rescue or leave the Potentate to perish in the ocean?

In the midst of the power ebbs and flows, at the brink between life and death, the evidence confronting the Galilei refutes scientific understanding of the conception of life and the finality of death… and immortality…

Losing my beloved Mother was the most painful time of my life. To allow me to grieve, I wrote the book as a tribute to a woman who embodied the most powerful image of womanhood I've ever known.