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State of Union [NOOK Book]

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THE ENEMY LIES WITHIN...


After living on the fringe of society for five years, Jake Travissi returns to civilization to find that a recent nano-virus epidemic has killed millions worldwide. Implanting a Personal Chip (a device which enhances the mind with the capabilities of a smart phone and personal computer, but also creates a window for hackers) into the brain is the only cure. As if this wasn’t bad ...
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State of Union

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Overview

THE ENEMY LIES WITHIN...


After living on the fringe of society for five years, Jake Travissi returns to civilization to find that a recent nano-virus epidemic has killed millions worldwide. Implanting a Personal Chip (a device which enhances the mind with the capabilities of a smart phone and personal computer, but also creates a window for hackers) into the brain is the only cure. As if this wasn’t bad enough, Jake has been asked to kill his former LAPD colleague Joaquin Parks. Parks is now the head of a church accused of nuclear terrorist acts around the world. Meanwhile, the dawn of Artificial Intelligence and the promise of immortality could be just around the corner…

With his fiancée Tomoko Sakai and his faithful Husky Lakshmi, Jake is thrown into the center of a conspiracy engineered by an international group of powerful men and women who call themselves The Consortium. The Consortium’s goal is to end Free Will and establish absolute control over the world.

In his quest to defeat this powerful enemy, Jake finds himself traveling to Antarctica, Los Angeles, Arizona, Beijing, Shanghai, Mumbai, and Acapulco. But time is running out as all of humanity rapidly approaches large-scale genocide or life as automaton zombies.
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Editorial Reviews

book cover - Daniel Kucan
State of the Union is like getting smashed in the face with a circuit board. It’s as paranoid as Phillip K. Dick, but has the same tech head smarts as Neil Stephenson. This ferocious follow-up to State of Mind is faster, more clear, and easier to sink your teeth into.

Davison writes like he thinks; straightforward and unadorned. His lead character is a mix of Bruce Willis in Die Hard and Melville’s Ahab. The guy can’t catch a break, but he’s incapable of
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015888874
  • Publisher: Bedouin Press
  • Publication date: 10/26/2012
  • Series: The God Head Trilogy , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 390
  • File size: 636 KB

Meet the Author

I’m just an average guy pursuing his dream. Ever since winning a creative writing award in fifth grade, I’ve focused on telling stories for a living. For over thirty years I’ve had small successes writing movie trailers, screenplays, animation, web shorts, and Blu-ray content. In order push my writing into supporting myself, I’ve walked away from two careers and wiped out two life savings. Most recently I turned down a promotion so I could have more time to write… that little maneuver forced me into short selling a home.

Do I have regrets? No. Life is too short to be doing what I don’t want to do. Today I’m focused on supporting my wife and son in LA and negotiating any hours I can to write out my ideas. In addition to the five novels I’ve completed and am currently publishing, I have outlines for twelve more. I have plenty to keep me busy for the rest of my life.

Am I any good? I think so, and since writing is purely subjective I’ll stand by my opinion. If my son grows up and says, “you were delusional, dad.” Then maybe I’ll have doubts.

My wife is a saint.

Why do I write?

Writing makes me feel focused. When I write, I feel like I’m part of a higher purpose. Writing makes me feel accomplished. It gives me joy. When I write I feel connected to something greater than myself. Writing sooths my soul. Writing makes me fee acutely alive. Writing is the only place where I feel I have control over the universe. Writing is my one and only drug. There is no greater pastime for me.

To my employers:
I’m committed to my job. I have, and always will give a 110%. Outside of the office, I’ll be doing some “homework.” The two occupations shall never cross paths.

To my wife and son:
I am committed to being the best husband and father I can possibly be. I will always strive to exceed your expectations. Thank you for your patience.
Love, hubby/daddy D.
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