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Hanging by a Thread • The Gift

P. C. Weber

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The Gift is the opening novel in P. C. Weber's Hanging by a Thread series. This four-book saga tells the story of Thomas Morgan, a brilliant but deeply tormented young scientist who sets out to discover a new cure for tuberculosis and ends up on an unforgettable journey in life. It is the hope of LGC Publishing that this sweeping tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and redemption will not only prove immensely entertaining to readers who live within the developed world, but also serve to draw attention to the global epidemic of TB that rages on beyond their borders. To this end, all proceeds from the sale of The Gift are being donated to the Stop TB Partnership. Patrons who purchase this title will also be treated to a bonus preview of Betrayal, the second book in the Hanging by a Thread series.

To view the Stop TB Partnership's announcement for The Gift ("Sales from Novel Focused on TB Research Will Benefit the Stop TB Partnership"), click here.

PUBLICATION DATE: December 14, 2011 (e-book), March 24, 2010 (print edition)

ISBN: 978-0-9826517-8-0 (e-book), 978-0-9826517-7-3 (print edition)

PAGES: 366

Back Cover

"Sometimes the truth can be a very strange thing …"

A lost recording of a mysterious interview which surfaces in a faraway land … random recollections of events from the distant past that are recounted with nearly unfathomable precision. Through these two distinct yet intimately interwoven narratives, The Gift introduces the reader to the extraordinary world of Thomas Morgan.

P. C. Weber's first book in the Hanging by a Thread series opens with Thomas contentedly squandering away his once-promising young life. However, a chance encounter with an enigmatic stranger forces him to confront the remarkable gift he has been born with, an ability that not only confers great powers upon Thomas but has the potential to destroy him as well.

Hanging by a Thread: The Gift begins an epic tale of one man's search for meaning and redemption in a life filled with unspeakable tragedy. Journey with Thomas Morgan as he sets out to find a cure for one of humanity's greatest scourges, driven by a legacy that is still to be written, yet haunted all the while by the searing memory of a love that refuses to die.

About the Author

P. C. ("Pete") Weber was born in Detroit and has spent nearly all of his life in southeastern Michigan. A molecular microbiologist by profession, he has conducted research on various infectious disease agents for over twenty-five years, holding positions as a medical school professor and a drug discovery program director in the pharmaceutical industry during that time. In 2010, he founded LGC Publishing with the goal of drawing public attention to the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB), one of the greatest unmet medical needs in the world today. He has since authored the first two novels in his four-book Hanging by a Thread series, The Gift (2010) and Betrayal (2014). In addition, he has edited and written the supporting content for two compilations of newly rediscovered early works by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Dust on a Butterfly’s Wings (2012) and The Princeton Collection (2012). P. C. Weber and LGC Publishing are donating the sales proceeds from each of these titles to the Stop TB Partnership to help in the fight against tuberculosis.


The first eighteen pages of The Gift (Hanging by a Thread – Book One) are presented in this preview.

THE WOMAN WALKED at a brisk pace to escape the brutal heat of the midday sun. She stopped periodically to shift the heavy bundle on her back, humming softly all the while in a futile attempt to soothe the screaming infant in her arms. The trail she was on eventually emptied into a road choked with mud from the morning's rain, and the sludge caused her pace to slow considerably. Nevertheless, the woman pushed herself onwards and finally came to a small but busy village set in a patch of recently cleared forest. She drifted through its tiny central marketplace, then made her way to one of the many decrepit shacks lining the outskirts of town. Pretending not to notice the stares and whispers of her neighbors, she entered the squalid dwelling and deposited the load she had been carrying onto its dirt floor… See more

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Help Fight Global TB

P. C. Weber and LGC Publishing donate all profits from the sale of this book to the Stop TB Partnership, which helps provide tuberculosis patients with treatment that can cure their disease for just 50¢ a day. To learn more about the global epidemic of TB that claims the lives of 1.5 million people worldwide every year, click on the image below.

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