NanoCorporate [NOOK Book]

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It seems like a routine mission for cop Olivia Jardan--investigate a biological failure in the exclusive centercity, assess and avenge any harm against an insured individual. But Olivia's investigation uncovers a split between the ruling corporate consensus and the Interfaith--the religious organization that controls the lives of the ordinary citizens. If word gets out that Interfaith Enforcers are assassinating ratepayers, the carefully constructed compromise that has replaced governments in a near-future ...
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NanoCorporate

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It seems like a routine mission for cop Olivia Jardan--investigate a biological failure in the exclusive centercity, assess and avenge any harm against an insured individual. But Olivia's investigation uncovers a split between the ruling corporate consensus and the Interfaith--the religious organization that controls the lives of the ordinary citizens. If word gets out that Interfaith Enforcers are assassinating ratepayers, the carefully constructed compromise that has replaced governments in a near-future America can be unraveled and that's something neither the leaders of the corporate consensus, nor the Interfaith can afford. Which means that Olivia Jardan needs to be silenced--forever.

The assassinated man led a group of designers trying to create something new--a "Freecode" project that would let anyone create designs--and in a world where virtually anything can be constructed from water and carbon from the air, intellectual property is central to the economy and power. Hunted both by her former mentor in the Police Corporation and by Interface Enforcers, Olivia hooks up with the surviving Free-coders and tries to stay alive--and to create something new. With the police close behind, Olivia takes to the sewers under Dallas, the advertising-filled skys, and ultimately the abandoned and crumbling exurbs of Texas, but there's noplace where the police can't reach and there's noplace where the Interfaith can't send their agents.

Author Rob Preece extrapolates social technological trends present in the world today out into a not-very-distant future where governments have been replaced by profit-making corporations, where education (and police protection) are limited to those who can pay, and where both dreams and nightmares can be constructed out of nearly thin air.

Preece doesn't confine his efforts to predicting the future. With intriguing and three-dimensional characters, and a fast-paced story line, NanoCorporate grabs the readers and drags them into a compelling future world.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014611954
  • Publisher: BooksForABuck.com
  • Publication date: 6/20/2012
  • Series: NanoShock , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 343
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rob Preece spent his career in high technology and extrapolating the future as an economist and planner. Now a full-time writer and editor, Rob enjoys martial arts, cycling, and science fiction. When he's not writing, Rob can often be found at the bridge table, or tinkering with software that just might change the world.
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  • Posted May 22, 2013

    This is an interesting, well-written, futuristic Sci-fi. I was e

    This is an interesting, well-written, futuristic Sci-fi. I was especially impressed by the author's world-building skills.

    Also, how does this guy write women so well? As a woman I'm a little intimidated that this male author seems to comfortably slip so into the skin of the heroine. She remained believable throughout the whole book.
    Furthermore, Mr. Preece constructed such an authentic world that I began to think it might be a frighteningly realistic possibility for our future. Impressive!

    We've all heard of nano-technology but this tale takes it to a whole new level - one in which much of our humanity is lost. The heroine Julia is a cop plunged into a cat and mouse plot that kept me turning the pages until way past time to be asleep. Despite the technological setting it never became boring or too much. All of it was easily understood. It took me a few pages before the world sucked me in, but by then I was knee deep in an intriguing murder mystery that turns everything in the world upside down.
    I particularly enjoyed the heroine's surprisingly creative solutions and clever escapes from danger.

    Well done Mr. Priest!

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