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Deadman's Switch (Episode 3, S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND)
     

Deadman's Switch (Episode 3, S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND)

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by Saul Tanpepper
 
Fully revised and updated 7 February 2013

SERIES DESCRIPTION:

Six young tech-savvy hackers and coders break into Long Island's Gameland, a once-militarized wasteland that has been abandoned to the Infected Undead for over a decade. Now reclaimed by a megalithic corporation with deep ties to the government, Gameland has been turned into live-action

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Fully revised and updated 7 February 2013

SERIES DESCRIPTION:

Six young tech-savvy hackers and coders break into Long Island's Gameland, a once-militarized wasteland that has been abandoned to the Infected Undead for over a decade. Now reclaimed by a megalithic corporation with deep ties to the government, Gameland has been turned into live-action virtual reality survival gaming arcade. But while breaking into The Game is a lot easier than they could ever have imagined, breaking back out ends up being one hell of a killer.


EPISODE 3: Deadman's Switch
Unable to escape from Long Island because of the failsafe device implanted inside their brains, the group digs in until they can devise a way to neutralize it. Jessie is anointed as their leader despite Jake's claims that she is unfit. A final desperate attempt is made to leave, setting into motion a sequence of events that will result in one of them dead, another infected, and all of them running for their lives.

The series consists of 8 individual episodes published monthly from May 1-Dec 1, 2012.
Episodes are available separately and in two-episode packages. A 'subscription' to all 8 episodes is available providing customers with the chance to save over 50% (price increases with each new release, so buy early to save more).

~44,000 words (~192 print pages)

Not recommended for readers under the age of 16.

Editorial Reviews

Rabid Reader's Reviews - Lori Parker
This book is played out like a tv show. Each episodes ends on a cliff hanger much like the tv show the Walking Dead or Lost. The next episode has a little backstory of the previous one and then picks up where the story arc left off. It makes for a fast paced, interesting read. Without annoying commericials to boot. I'll take it!
The writing was great. You are drawn in and invested in the character Jessie from almost the get go.
Amazon - David Dalton
This series is getting very interesting. These episodes feature a dark future, a big-brother type goverment like in 1984, zombies under goverment control (or are they?) and a strange game that hooks the masses.
Amazon - T. Jeffries
I've read the first three chapters and am having a great time. I like the characters and the fact that I've been "creeped out" a lot. I am really excited to download the next section.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014922463
Publisher:
Brinestone Press
Publication date:
08/02/2012
Series:
S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
602 KB

Meet the Author

eFiction magazine calls Saul an author armed with "a PhD and a whacked out sense of humor."

Saul spent his formative years in a leaky century-old house overlooking the Erie Canal in Upstate New York. His bedroom was a refurbished attic, which he shared with all manner of creatures, not all, he is convinced, flesh and blood.

After bouncing around the US and Europe for several years, he settled down to pursue a career in the sciences, opting to study the mysteries of human molecular genetics. But even positions as an experimental biologist, teacher, manager and biotech entrepreneur couldn't keep him from his true passion as a storyteller.

He now writes speculative fiction full time from his home in the San Francisco Bay Area. Although his house is now attic-less and waterproof, he continues to be haunted by a variety of creatures, including a wife, kids, four dogs, three cats, six chickens, a wayward rooster, and one very grumpy possum. They are all flesh and blood.

Except, maybe, for the possum, which he's convinced is the reincarnated spirit of Jack Torrance.

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Deadman's Switch (Episode 3, S.W. Tanpepper's GAMELAND) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
rmattos More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written book with a very intense story-line.  It is the sequel of "Failsafe", episode two of this series. This is supposed to be the third of an eight series book, so it does not stand by itself as a story. It starts where episode two ended and finishes with a hook to the next episode. The plot is interesting and will keep you reading on the edge of your chair for most of the book. The characters are well developed and the scenario is so richly described that you feel you are inside the story. In episode one we saw a group of game hackers deciding to break into Long Island's Gameland, a place where nobody lives, because of an outbreak that happened twelve years before. All population that survived the outbreak were evacuated. Now the only entities that inhabit that wasteland are the zombies. Their adventure starts with a poorly planed trip idea and tension escalates during preparation for the trip and execution of the trip. They soon figure out that it is easier to enter than to leave the Island... In episode two, after trying to leave the Island, Jake is trapped and left behind, so Jessie wants to return to rescue him. Kelly anticipates her move and goes alone for the rescue. Then the whole group unite again, trying to bring them home. It fails badly and the whole original group plus a new member (added by accident) are back in the Island and facing some more mysteries. In this third book, Steven is an employee from Arc, doing some experiments on our group with new drugs to create an improved version of zombie. But before they were injected, they manage to escape from La Guardia Airport and go in the direction of Gameland. When arriving there (after lots of incidents and twists in the story), they find out some answers to questions they had from Steven and they were not happy about what they discover. This book was written by Saul W.Tanpepper in June 2012. I recommend this book to the permanent library of all thriller lovers, young adults or not. But be aware that you should read the previous episodes before reading this one, so you can understand what is going on and the interaction among the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago