The Furnace by Timothy S. Johnston


The Furnace Cover with Clue, Cygnus, Epic Award LogosThe Furnace by Timothy S. Johnston is available wherever eBooks are sold.

A Tanner Sequence Novel

Dead Space, 2401 AD

Kyle Tanner is about to die. Alone, floating in a vacsuit only a few million kilometers from a massive, uncaring sun, he has barely enough time or juice to get out a distress signal before either his oxygen runs out or he succumbs to the radiation.

When the CCF sent investigator Kyle Tanner to SOLEX One, a solar energy harvester past Mercury, he thought it would be an open-and-shut murder case. A crew member was found dead, minus his head and hands. Not the worst Tanner has ever seen, but the deeper he delves, the more nightmarish it becomes. A shadowy figure, bleeding from his hands, assaults Tanner in his quarters. Then two more turn up dead, missing their heads and hands as well.

With no one to trust and everyone a suspect—even the intriguing chief engineer, Shaheen—Tanner must navigate a crew on the brink of madness to uncover a conspiracy that could threaten the whole of the human race. Even if it means making the ultimate sacrifice…

115,000 words

  “… a Crichtonesque thriller …” — K I R K U S

“… riveting …” — Midwest Book Review

“… fantastic …” —

“… a page turner … ” — Allbooks Review

“… fun … enjoyable … plenty of action … entertaining …” — SF Site

“… outstanding.” — Science Fiction

“… intense …” — The Bibliophilic Book Blog

“… I was absolutely blown away by The Furnace …” — Dreamworld Book Reviews

“… definitely a page turner … suspense-filled …” — Kaye Trout’s Book Reviews

“… compelling …” — Booklover Book Reviews

“… Scary and gripping …” — eBookanoid

“Johnston is an exemplary novelist.” — Dreamworld Book Reviews 

“… suspense-filled …” — Kaye Trout’s Book Reviews

“… a gripping page-turner …” — Ramblings from this Chick

“… a great science fiction locked station mystery …”—

“It is a case of Agatha Christie meets Isaac Asimov with added Crichton for flavouring.” —

“… an edge-of-your-seat page turner!” — Moonrise Book Blog

“… this is your perfect read.” — Chanticleer Book Reviews

“… wonderfully diabolical and frightening …” — Martha’s Bookshelf

“… properly gruesome.” — SFcrowsnest

“Fans of Michael Crichton or James Patterson will certainly love Timothy S. Johnston.” — Science Fiction


Each book in Tanner’s journey — The Tanner Sequence — is a standalone novel.  Carina Press released The Furnace in 2013, The Freezer in 2014, and The Void in 2015.