TekWar [NOOK Book]

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In this national bestseller, a private detective in twenty-second-century Los Angeles fights to destroy the synthetic high that nearly ruined him

Not satisfied with the thrills of being one of Greater Los Angeles’ toughest cops, Jake Cardigan turns to Tek, a computerized brain stimulant which transports the user to any reality he can imagine. He’s soon addicted to this fantasy-enabler—and it isn’t long before Cardigan is accused of dealing. ...
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Overview


In this national bestseller, a private detective in twenty-second-century Los Angeles fights to destroy the synthetic high that nearly ruined him

Not satisfied with the thrills of being one of Greater Los Angeles’ toughest cops, Jake Cardigan turns to Tek, a computerized brain stimulant which transports the user to any reality he can imagine. He’s soon addicted to this fantasy-enabler—and it isn’t long before Cardigan is accused of dealing. When he fails to convince the mechanized jury of his innocence, the state strips his badge and sentences him to fifteen years in suspended animation. Four years later he’s awakened. His sentence has been changed, but no one will tell him why.
 
Cardigan’s search for answers takes him to Mexico, where a rogue scientist is attempting to rid the world of Tek. But these efforts have roused powerful enemies. Aiding this quest is the right thing to do, but for an ex-con, doing good can be the most dangerous decision of all.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of William Shatner including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.


William Shatner (b. 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, and film director, known for his irreverent charm and his star turn as Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek television series, as well as many other roles. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Shatner was cast in Star Trek as the courageous, unpredictable Captain James T. Kirk in 1966. The show became a cult hit in syndication, leading to a number of spin-offs and movies. Shatner starred in seven Star Trek films beginning with Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979. He later played leading roles on the television series T.J. Hooker (1982–86) and Boston Legal (2004–08). Shatner has also published a number of novels, most notably TekWar (1989), a science-fiction thriller that inspired eight sequels as well as video games and a television series. When he isn’t working, Shatner and his wife, Elizabeth, divide their time between Southern California and Kentucky. 

"Everyone's favorite starship captain has boldly gone where he has never ventured before!"--Wall Street Journal.. William Shatner now turns his talent to a stunning novel of future shock--drug wars in the Los Angeles of the 21st century.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In his first novel, actor Shatner delivers a hard-boiled private eye story set against a science fiction background. Ex-cop Jake Cardigan, framed for dealing ``Tek,'' a popular 22nd-century drug, is released from controlled coma to search for a missing scientist. ``While the writing is awkward in spots, the pace is unrelenting,'' commented PW. (Aug.)
Library Journal
An ex-policeman caught in the schemes of drug lords, unscrupulous businessmen, and his one-time allies turns private detective to track down a missing scientist whose invention could win the war against the insidious computerized drug known as ``Tek.'' Set in a futuristic, high-tech world of robots, androids, and designer drugs, this first novel by Shatner better known as Star Trek 's Captain Kirk should appeal to most fans of fast-paced sf action-adventure.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453286777
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Series: The TekWar Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 210
  • Sales rank: 187,624
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

William  Shatner

William Shatner (b. 1931) is a Canadian actor, author, and film director, known for his irreverent charm and his star turn as Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek television series, as well as many other roles. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Shatner was cast in Star Trek as the courageous, unpredictable Captain James T. Kirk in 1966. The show became a cult hit in syndication, leading to a number of spin-offs and movies. Shatner starred in seven Star Trek films beginning with Star Trek: The Motion Picture in 1979. He later played leading roles on the television series T.J. Hooker (1982–86) and Boston Legal (2004–08). Shatner has also published a number of novels, most notably TekWar (1989), a science-fiction thriller that inspired eight sequels as well as video games and a television series. When he isn’t working, Shatner and his wife, Elizabeth, divide their time between Southern California and Kentucky. 
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2000

    A stand out work of art from a well known source!

    Immersed in the not so distant future, this book follows Jake Cardigan a detective with the Cosmos Detective Agency. This book and the many that follow in it's lead are brilliant works of art by a truly gifted writer. Each book will have you begging for the next.

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    Posted December 13, 2012

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