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Emperor Dad

Emperor Dad

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James Hill saw the theft of the British Crown Jewels live on CNN and had an uneasy suspicion that his father had invented teleportation. Nothing less could explain the theft and it made sense of his brilliant father's secretive new job. Bob Hill knew his discovery was likely to cause global disruption, and it was a development that couldn't be hidden away for long. To

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James Hill saw the theft of the British Crown Jewels live on CNN and had an uneasy suspicion that his father had invented teleportation. Nothing less could explain the theft and it made sense of his brilliant father's secretive new job. Bob Hill knew his discovery was likely to cause global disruption, and it was a development that couldn't be hidden away for long. To goad the nations into quickly finding ways to protect themselves, he'd decided to play-act a supervillian, right out of a James Bond movie, a self-proclaimed "Emperor of Earth" holding the world hostage. And the nations did react, finding a way to poison him in his secret hideaway inside Mt. Rushmore. But no one counted on James hacking his way into the family computer and giving himself access to the technology. With Mom and Oriel Meirieu, the beautiful girl he'd met while popping over to visit Paris, they evade the FBI, INTERPOL and even black-ops agents, saving Bob's life and facing the question: What exactly is a legal claim to power?

Henry Melton presents a different kind of family adventure—especially for those who think they can run the world better than the politicians!

Winner of the Darrell Award for Best Novel 2008

Editorial Reviews

Chris Meadows
The story is well-written and fast-paced. It doesn’t bog down for too long in any one spot, and deftly handles the neat trick of writing from the viewpoints of both the father and the son while keeping some aspects of the father’s behavior and plans a secret from the reader until late in the book when the son learns them himself.
The book does a great job of balancing suspense and humor.
Liana Metal
This is a beautiful story that has got interesting facts, science and adventure, subtle romance and mystery. This is a story that will fascinate kids and adults alike. Henry Melton presents a family adventure that involves politics and science in a skilful way and his hero resembles Bond, the 007 spy. The story reads like a movie; fast paced, vivid dialogue, live scenes. This book is the perfect read for those who need to relax and entertain themselves with a good book

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935236207
Publisher:
Wire Rim Books
Publication date:
03/01/2007
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
985,140
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Henry Melton is often on the road with his wife Mary Ann, a nature photographer, and their travels throughout North America, Europe and Africa have inspired his latest series of novels; Small Towns, Big Ideas. Henry's short fiction has been published in many magazines and anthologies, most frequently in ANALOG. Catacomb, published in DRAGON magazine, has been called a classic.

Other than an occasional short story, most of his time is spent writing science fiction YA novels. Currently being published by Wire Rim Books are the Small Towns, Big Ideas series of books, where high school aged heroes of the here and now are confronted with classic science fiction themes. The first, Emperor Dad, was the winner of the 2008 Darrell Award for Best Novel and Lighter Than Air won the 2009 Eleanor Cameron / Golden Duck.

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Emperor Dad 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
very interested book story line \shows you what can happen to the world if there is no balance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish my dad was a supreme being over the intire world and could releport
matthew scott More than 1 year ago
Story line is good about the begannings of telaporting and the famly the decovers it