The Focus Factor

The Focus Factor

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by Darrell Bain, Gerald W. Mills
     
 

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A scientist whose family is killed by illegal immigrants decides to use his research on autistic idiot-savants to discover a solution to the problem. Before long, he finds himself inextricably involved in a conspiracy to not only solve the illegal immigrant crisis, but almost every other ill besetting America. [Entertaining futuristic suspense. On another level, a…  See more details below

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A scientist whose family is killed by illegal immigrants decides to use his research on autistic idiot-savants to discover a solution to the problem. Before long, he finds himself inextricably involved in a conspiracy to not only solve the illegal immigrant crisis, but almost every other ill besetting America. [Entertaining futuristic suspense. On another level, a manifesto for regime change in America.]

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Baryon - Barry R. Hunter
Bain and Mills have written an impressive novel of the not too distant future that will make people think about the state of American politics and how it can be changed to create a better place for us all. Many of the ideas are not new but they are very reasonable and workable. This is another of those books I've read lately that should be required reading for everyone of voting age. Kudos to all for a job well done.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000098622
Publisher:
Twilight Times Books
Publication date:
04/25/2006
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
825 KB

Meet the Author

Darrell Bain is the author of almost fifty books, in many genres, running the gamut from humor to mystery and science fiction to non-fiction and a few humorous works which are of non-fiction. For the last several years he has concentrated on science fiction, both short stories and novels.

In 1990 Gerry Mills and his wife Lori set out on a 45 foot ocean-sailing yacht, managing to terrorize most of the Canadian Maritimes and eastern seaboard for over a year before ending up in the Bahamas, where fortunes ran out.

Not one to fret, he immediately wrote his first novel, Then Is The Power (now titled No Place for Gods), typing furiously to see how the story ended, while Lori plotted a course for Florida.While in Florida, he worked in automation and
learned to herd nine cats.

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Focus Factor 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Murray Blake is stunned as he feels his life has collapsed. First, his firm shuts down his project, ending his research into helping autistic idiot-savants when his work showed promise and is at a critical stage. Second illegal immigrants killed his family. Although he considers Alice¿s Red Queen is an optimist with her philosophy of perpetual running to remain in one place, he feels he fell down the rabbit hole. Still grieving, Murray ponders how pathetic the government is as it fumbles its reason for existing, deal with man-made or natural disasters.

With time on his hands, Murray decides to use his research to solve the illegal immigration issue that has caused him so much personal anguish. He tests his findings on himself. Soon afterward, the scientist becomes a key cog in a scheme to solve all of America¿s most vexing problems starting with illegal immigration.

THE FOCUS FACTORY is an engaging political satire that has science fiction roots. The story line lampoons the foibles of the industrial-government complex that share the common goal that the bottom line supersedes any real solutions to issues unless it feeds the bottom line. Extrapolating failures like Katrina and the Illegal Immigration responses (what happened to those two problems as they seem to have faded away during the current campaign); Darrell Bain and Gerald Mills provide a strong saga. Murray makes the tale work as a beaten down man refusing to allow the Queen of Hearts to direct her minion with ¿off with his head¿ without fighting back.

Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
Amazing novel. I reccomend it to everybody that likes a good, fascinating read, perfect quality.