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Carl Erickson (Eric) is killed when his plane crashes. He finds himself at Termination Control Station No. 95, where he is told that his death was a mistake. Since it cannot turn back time, the Station endeavors to fix the mistake by transferring Eric’s brain to a smart, young boy who would otherwise be scheduled for termination. Another mistake is made and Eric becomes Frank Tourman, a racecar driver, who eventually is killed when his car crashes during a race. Eric finds himself back at Station No. 95 where he ...

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The Control Station

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Carl Erickson (Eric) is killed when his plane crashes. He finds himself at Termination Control Station No. 95, where he is told that his death was a mistake. Since it cannot turn back time, the Station endeavors to fix the mistake by transferring Eric’s brain to a smart, young boy who would otherwise be scheduled for termination. Another mistake is made and Eric becomes Frank Tourman, a racecar driver, who eventually is killed when his car crashes during a race. Eric finds himself back at Station No. 95 where he is informed that they will try again. This time, he becomes Lawrence Lorenza, a pit boss at a casino in Las Vegas, where he catches a computer team that is beating one of his roulette wheels. One day, he is accidentally shot dead in the course of a bank robbery. Eric is now back at the Control Station. By now, he has seen too much and the Station can no longer erase his memory. He is transferred to a young (34) electrical engineer, who they think is mentally stable enough to deal with multiple memories. The transfer finally works and he becomes Steve Orway, who is employed by a research firm in Las Vegas. He is married to Amy and quickly finds out that years ago she lost all interest in sex. His office mate, Barry, is an expert programmer, and Steve suggests that he try devising a roulette program in his spare time. Steve tells him all he knows about the roulette computer team from his memory as a pit boss. Barry decides that it is a feasible project and starts work on a design. Steve’s project manager, Susan, has had her eye on Steve. He takes Susan to dinner, followed by a drive to her husbands houseboat on Lake Mead where she seduces him. This becomes a weekly event. She explains that her husband, Ed, only uses the houseboat to play poker with his cronies every Sunday night. The roulette team tests the software at home and gets excellent results. They take it to the Riviera casino and win money. A week later, they play again and win even more money. Next time at the houseboat, Steve tells Susan about the roulette team, and she tells him to be careful because her husband is a shift manager at the Riviera. When they leave the boat, Steve accidentally leaves a half bottle of wine in the refrigerator. On Sunday, Ed finds the wine bottle. He checks his hidden nanny cam and sees his wife with Steve. He remembers seeing Steve in his casino beating roulette, and this infuriates him. The following week, Ed lays in wait at the houseboat. When Steve and Susan arrive, he disables them with a stun gun and dumps them into Lake Mead. Steve finds himself back at the Control Station, where he is restored to his original state as Carl Erickson.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045828185
  • Publisher: Marten Jensen
  • Publication date: 4/12/2014
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,149,262
  • File size: 248 KB

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